Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician Salary

Pay for Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.59 per hour. Men account for the majority of Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,711 - $55,394
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $36K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. For Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $48K.

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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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