Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salary

The average Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $17.14 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men account for the majority of Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. The majority of Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,788 - $51,764
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,569
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$12.42 - $27.30
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,788 - $51,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
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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$29,214 - $54,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $27.30  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $64.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
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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$29,214 - $54,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician

Geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technicians have specific skill sets which are very important in select industries. They work primarily for government organizations and energy companies and their duties are wide-ranging, including planning and mapping, understanding and composing geographical information systems, and updating maps, sketches, and diagrams of infrastructure materials such as pipelines and utility facilities.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Tasks

  • Investigate and learn new GIS and related programs to identify new uses for data.
  • Standardize, input, clean, and integrate data from multiple sources.
  • Utilize mapping software to produce visualizations, reports, and analyses.
  • Research and answer questions about deeds, plats, zoning and other topics.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians who took the survey. Geographic Information Systems and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician

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


For Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. For Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $44K.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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