For Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians, hourly average wages total $18.00 per hour. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,814 - $63,465
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$63K
MEDIAN: $39,304
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$12.27 - $29.76
(Median)
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,814 - $63,465  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,340 - $67,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $29.76  
   
Overtime
$42.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$150.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$28,340 - $67,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.

Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician


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Advancing into a Geographic Information Systems Analyst role seems to be a popular career move for Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $48K per year.

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

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $44K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

National Average
$40,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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