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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salary

Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians in the United States take home an average $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 (65 percent) are men. The majority of Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,728 - $52,319
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$30K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,584
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$12.59 - $29.41
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,728 - $52,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,255 - $58,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$29,255 - $58,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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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Survey takers who work as Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Geographic Information Systems and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $44K.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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