Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary (United States)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48,761 per year. Compensation generally starts at $35,745 and does not exceed $69,751 per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by tenure and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Male Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary (?
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.
)
$36,899 - $68,928
(Median)
37K
49K
59K
69K
MEDIAN: $49,095
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary (?
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.
)
$15.13 - $30.99
(Median)
15
18
21
26
31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,899 - $68,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,284  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $5,740  
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).
)
$35,745 - $69,751  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 940
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $30.99  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $43.96  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,284  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $5,740  
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).
)
$35,745 - $69,751  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 330
Is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Though heading up the field in terms of compensation—Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offers the highest median salary at $47,850—pay within the company still varies considerably, starting at $33K and reaching $62K. Wiser Company offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $37,000.

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Web Development and Database Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled 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 (GIS) Analysts, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Beginning workers can expect to earn $45K starting out, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $58K after one to two decades. As Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $63K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
up arrow 32%
Sacramento
up arrow 17%
up arrow 14%
Phoenix
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 9%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Washington
up arrow 5%
Denver
up arrow 5%
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Portland
up arrow 1%
Tampa
up arrow 10%
up arrow 11%
Chicago
up arrow 12%
up arrow 16%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For those looking to make money, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Sacramento, Houston, Phoenix, and Seattle, where Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts typically earn around 17 percent, 14 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent more than usual. Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (-12 percent) and Austin (-11 percent).

Related Job Salaries

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 33%
Database Management
up arrow 3%
Data Management
up arrow 2%
Data Modeling
up arrow 2%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%
National Average
$49,000
Database
up arrow 1%
Python
up arrow 1%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -