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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $50K per year on average. Total incomes of Geographic Information Systems Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $70K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career duration and the specific company are influential factors as well. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,827 - $68,913
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,568
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$15.23 - $31.13
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$37,827 - $68,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,689  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $5,034  
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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$36,090 - $69,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 959
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $31.13  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $43.57  
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 - $5,689  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $5,034  
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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$36,090 - $69,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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There are some Geographic Information Systems Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, where earnings are an average $68K annually. Geographic Information Systems Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts or Geographic Information Systems Managers, and those positions pay $16K more and $17K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Survey results imply that Geographic Information Systems Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Web Development and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Global Positioning Systems, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Geographic Information Systems Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Geographic Information Systems Analysts that is 28 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+18 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Austin and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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%

Database Management
up arrow 3%

Data Modeling
up arrow 3%

Data Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$49,000

Database
up arrow 2%

Python
up arrow 2%

ArcGIS
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 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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