Median pay for Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States is around $51K annually. Total incomes of Geographic Information Systems Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $3K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $38K and $72K. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Geographic Information Systems Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,221 - $70,974
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$39K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,702
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$16.58 - $30.59
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,221 - $70,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,777  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $3,400  
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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$38,246 - $71,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 821
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.58 - $30.59  
   
Overtime
$21.71 - $41.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,777  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $3,400  
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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$38,246 - $71,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252

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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Geographic information systems (GIS) analysts routinely deal with large sets of data to process and analyze it into user-focused displays, such as graphics, maps, and charts. This work requires extensive knowledge and experience with GIS techniques, technology, and principles, as well as strong proficiency with computers, including ArcGis, Python, HTML, and Microsoft Office software.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


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Though some Geographic Information Systems Analysts move into positions like Geographic Information Systems Project Manager (where the average salary is $68K), this progression is not the norm. It is quite typical for Geographic Information Systems Analysts to transition into roles as Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts or Geographic Information Systems Managers, where reported median earnings are $15K and $16K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


The biggest paychecks can be found at Leidos — the median salary there is $47K.

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Geographic Information Systems Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Database Management & Reporting, Web Development, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 17 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


For Geographic Information Systems Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $49,984

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For Geographic Information Systems Analysts, working in the bustling city of Tulsa has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Geographic Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+12 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), Ann Arbor (+8 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Geographic Information Systems Analysts in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Austin and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 24%

Web Development
up arrow 17%


AutoCAD
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Data Management
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Database
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Data Analysis
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Database Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Python
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Cartography
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

ArcGIS
0%

National Average
$50,000

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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