Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salary

The average Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $17.59 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Most Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$29,711 - $55,394
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,072
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$12.77 - $29.84
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,711 - $55,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$29,343 - $61,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $29.84  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $52.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
   
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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$29,343 - $61,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Geographic Information Systems and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD and Geographic Information Systems.

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

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


Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $36K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

National Average
$39,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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