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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Median pay for Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K per year. In the world of Geographic Information Systems Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $70K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $8K, respectively. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Geographic Information Systems Analysts is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$37,364 - $69,167
(Median)
37K
49K
59K
69K
MEDIAN: $49,349
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$15.10 - $31.05
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,364 - $69,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,413  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $8,221  
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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$35,977 - $70,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 926
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $44.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,413  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $8,221  
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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$35,977 - $70,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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 $67K per year on average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts or Geographic Information Systems Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Geographic Information Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Web Development and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Global Positioning Systems, Microsoft Office, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in 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.


Geographic Information Systems Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 30 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+17 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (11 percent less) and Austin (8 percent less).

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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

Web Development
up arrow 32%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 27%

Database Management
up arrow 3%

Data Management
up arrow 2%

Data Modeling
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$49,000

Python
up arrow 1%

Database
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%