Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst Salary
Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $61K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (69 percent) are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst
Geographic information systems (GIS) programmer analysts help to develop programs to facilitate GIS and work primarily on computers in office settings. They typically use and help develop proprietary software and tools to understand geographic trends throughout the world, and they may work with teams of other GIS programmers to move products and changes through test phases, beta programs, and final production.Read More...
GIS programmer analysts typically report to the head of the programming department, who in turn reports to senior management and is assigned tasks which are delegated to programmers. A college degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position, and these analysts should also have extensive experience with programming and computer modeling in programs such as AutoCAD.
GIS programmer analysts may meet with teams of programmers and assess the goals of the day or week depending on the production schedule, and then work to develop and implement the necessary changes for applications. These analysts typically work during regular business hours, and extended hours may occasionally be necessary to meet production deadlines.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst Tasks
- Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Design, implement, and test database schemas.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
- Work with with designers and content producers.
- Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $70K. Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $82K.
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