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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Earnings for Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States come in at around $50K per year on average. In the world of Geographic Information Systems Analysts, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $70K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,721 - $69,097
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,612
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50%
90%

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$15.14 - $31.08
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$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,721 - $69,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,722  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,152  
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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$36,095 - $69,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 957
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $31.08  
   
Overtime
$18.40 - $43.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,722  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,152  
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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$36,095 - $69,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338

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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.

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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 ArcGIS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 27 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Global Positioning Systems, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. The majority of those who know 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $45K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. Geographic Information Systems Analysts bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 28 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+17 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 20 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (12 percent lower) and Austin (9 percent lower).

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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
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Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 27%

ArcGIS
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Database Management
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Data Management
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Data Modeling
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$49,000

Database
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Python
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
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%