Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst Salary

Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $61K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Programmer Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,042 - $78,668
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$44,539 - $78,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst Tasks

  • Work with users from identifying conceptual system requirements through completion.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug software for web sites.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug client applications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 7 salaries. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲21%

▲17%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst Salaries

National Average
$60,000

VB.Net
▼2%

C#
▼7%

.NET
▼8%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼8%

Python
▼8%

SQL
▼8%

HTML
▼10%

JavaScript
▼11%

Microsoft Excel
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%