Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

An average Geographic Information Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. Total cash compensation to Geographic Information Systems Analysts approaches anywhere from $38K on the lower end to $72K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. More than half of Geographic Information Systems Analysts (68 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,307 - $71,140
$39K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,876
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$16.53 - $30.59
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MEDIAN: $21.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,307 - $71,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,901  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,000  
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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$38,293 - $71,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 853
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.53 - $30.59  
   
Overtime
$21.81 - $41.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,901  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,000  
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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$38,293 - $71,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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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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Geographic Information Systems Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Geographic Information Systems Project Managers. That role pays $68K per year on average. 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


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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Geographic Information Systems Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Geographic Information Systems Analyst generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

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-9%

National Average: $50,325

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

For Geographic Information Systems Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+17 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Workers in Tampa and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲31%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$50,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
▲23%

Web Development
▲17%


AutoCAD
▲4%

▲3%




▲2%



Cartography
▲1%

ArcGIS
▼0%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼0%

National Average
$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 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%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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