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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salary

Median pay for Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians in the United States is around $17.63 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Male Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Most Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,687 - $53,000
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,526
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$12.51 - $29.59
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,687 - $53,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$29,232 - $59,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$29,232 - $59,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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 pay less than market rate 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 many Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. As Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

National Average
$38,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%