Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Median pay for Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States is around $50K annually. Overall cash earnings for Geographic Information Systems Analysts stretch from $37K on the lower end to $70K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career length and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Geographic Information Systems Analysts survey respondents are men (71 percent). Job satisfaction for Geographic Information Systems Analysts is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,648 - $68,994
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,913
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$15.48 - $31.15
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,648 - $68,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,776  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,046 - $69,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$19.74 - $43.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,776  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,046 - $69,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

  • Includes GIS data entry, data validation and maintenance of current GIS databases.
  • Design, coordinate and prepare representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.

Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


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While Geographic Information Systems Analysts do not often become Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, the job pays $68K per year on average. Going from Geographic Information Systems Analyst to Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $65K. Many others choose to work as Geographic Information Systems Specialists, where pay is typically $46K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Leidos offers the largest salaries in town — $47K on average.

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Geographic Information Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Database Management & Reporting, Web Development, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 19 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Data Management and Database Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Geographic Information Systems Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. For Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $61K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,328

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+19 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Geographic Information Systems Analysts in St. Louis earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (12 percent lower) and Orlando (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 26%

Web Development
up arrow 19%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Data Modeling
up arrow 3%

Database Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Management
up arrow 1%

ArcGIS
up arrow 1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$49,000

Database
up arrow 1%

Python
up arrow 1%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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