Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salary

Median pay for Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians in the United States is around $17.22 per hour. Job satisfaction for Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. More than half of Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians (64 percent) survey respondents are men.

$29,757 - $51,764

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$12.40 - $29.74

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,757 - $51,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
Total Pay (?
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$29,230 - $58,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $29.74  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $64.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
   
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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$29,230 - $58,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. On average, Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians make $42K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $46K.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000

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

National Average
$38,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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