Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

An average Geographic Information Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K per year. Total cash compensation to Geographic Information Systems Analysts approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $70K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Job satisfaction for Geographic Information Systems Analysts is high. Male Geographic Information Systems Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,648 - $68,994
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,913
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$15.48 - $31.15
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,648 - $68,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,776  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,087  
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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$37,046 - $69,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$19.74 - $43.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,776  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,087  
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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$37,046 - $69,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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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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Geographic Information Systems Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Geographic Information Systems Project Managers. That role pays $68K per year on average. With an annual salary of $65K, Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst is the most common role for Geographic Information Systems Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Geographic Information Systems Specialist role — which usually pays $46K — is also typical for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Leidos offers the most; Geographic Information Systems Analysts earn $47K on average there.

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Survey takers working as Geographic Information Systems Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Database Management & Reporting, Web Development, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 19 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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Geographic Information Systems Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Geographic Information Systems Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $61K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,328

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

San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 20 percent higher than the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+19 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Geographic Information Systems Analysts in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (12 percent less) and Orlando (11 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

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 26%

Web Development
up arrow 19%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Data Modeling
up arrow 3%

Database Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Management
up arrow 1%

ArcGIS
up arrow 1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$49,000

Database
up arrow 1%

Python
up arrow 1%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
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: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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