Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

The average Geographic Information Systems Analyst in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K each, total incomes of Geographic Information Systems Analysts generally range from $36K to $70K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Geographic Information Systems Analysts (69 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Geographic Information Systems Analysts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,178 - $68,434
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,654
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$15.46 - $31.60
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
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
$38,178 - $68,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,657  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $5,817  
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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$36,485 - $69,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 986
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $31.60  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $43.43  
National Annualized 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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,657  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $5,817  
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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$36,485 - $69,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 not commonly seen, Geographic Information Systems Analysts who transition into a Geographic Information Systems Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Geographic Information Systems Project Managers is $68K per year. 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 31 percent, 26 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. Geographic Information Systems Analysts bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Geographic Information Systems Analysts in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+17 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Geographic Information Systems Analysts in St. Louis make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Austin and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, 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 31%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 26%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

ArcGIS
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Data Modeling
up arrow 3%

Data Management
up arrow 2%

Database Management
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Data Analysis
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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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 231 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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%
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