Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Earnings for Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States come in at around $51K per year on average. In the world of Geographic Information Systems Analysts, overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $72K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,248 - $71,784
$39K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,954
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50%
90%

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$16.76 - $31.25
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$31
MEDIAN: $21.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,248 - $71,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,949  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,978  
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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$38,419 - $72,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 821
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.76 - $31.25  
   
Overtime
$21.76 - $41.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,978  
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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$38,419 - $72,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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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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There are some Geographic Information Systems Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, where earnings are an average $69K annually. 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 $15K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


For Geographic Information Systems Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Leidos; in fact, median earnings sit around $47K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Geographic Information Systems Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 23 percent, 17 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. 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

Pay by Experience for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 623 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 397 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 216 salaries. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,362

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

Home to some of the best pay for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+17 percent), Washington (+9 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Kansas City (8 percent less).

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲29%

▲18%

▲8%

National Average
$50,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
▲23%

Web Development
▲17%


AutoCAD
▲4%

▲3%

▲3%






Cartography
▲1%

ArcGIS
▼0%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼0%

National Average
$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%
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