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Relief Map Modeler Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$64,689 (USD)

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The average pay for a Relief Map Modeler is $64,689 a year and $31 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Relief Map Modeler is between $47,317 and $79,169. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Makes plaster relief-map models from which molds are prepared to produce duplicate scale models of land forms: mixes plaster, water, and retarder in container.
  • Punches holes in map's surface, using stippler or scorer so that plaster will adhere.
  • Pours plaster over sea-level contour map, and spreads it evenly over surface with brush or spatula.
  • Covers drainage, river, and city lines with transparent media or leaves border without plaster to preserve lines.
  • Builds mound or elevation of plaster around spot elevation pins, leaving pinhead exposed.
  • Observes printed lines indicating contour planes, and consults reference map to ascertain number, elevations, and shapes of contours to be built up with plaster.
  • Pours and spreads plaster on contour planes of successively higher elevations.
  • Fills with plaster angles formed by contour planes at two successive elevations to achieve natural and realistic surface appearance.
  • Removes excess plaster and smooths surface of model with file and sandpaper.
Relief Map Modeler Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Job family population: 51,890

Estimated population of Relief Map Modeler jobs: 320

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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