Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $36K and hits $70K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Geographic Information Systems Analysts. The majority of Geographic Information Systems Analysts (69 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,159 - $68,632
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,561
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$15.41 - $31.43
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,159 - $68,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,811  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $5,918  
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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$36,368 - $69,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 976
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$18.51 - $43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $5,918  
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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$36,368 - $69,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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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. Career advancement for the typical Geographic Information Systems Analyst often leads to becoming a Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst or a Geographic Information Systems Manager; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Web Development, Database Management & Reporting, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 27 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Global Positioning Systems. 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.


Geographic Information Systems Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. Geographic Information Systems Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 31 percent higher than the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+17 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Geographic Information Systems Analysts in St. Louis earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Tampa (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

ArcGIS
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Data Management
up arrow 2%

Database Management
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Data Modeling
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Data Analysis
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

Database
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National Average
$49,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Python
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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