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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salary

Geographic Information Systems Project Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than three-fifths of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers. Pay fluctuates from $44K to $100K per year, but expected earnings average $65K annually. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Geographic Information Systems Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,606 - $95,611
MEDIAN: $64,595

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$43,913 - $100,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager

Geographic information systems (GIS) project managers are responsible for overseeing teams which gather and map geographical information to be used for creating maps/infrastructure, determining environmental issues, and research purposes. These managers may work directly for companies or for consulting companies which have multiple clients.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Tasks

  • Ensure accuracy and delivery of plans and proposals.
  • Coordinate and organize teams and tasks, ensure project remains on task.
  • Develop, implement and lead the full cycle of the project.
  • Utilize and troubleshoot Geographic Information Systems software.

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Job skills reported by Geographic Information Systems Project Managers are limited. Project Management and Geographic Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Geographic Information Systems tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $53K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. For Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $83K.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Advice

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager in Austin:
Providing quality data drives success, your priority should always be meeting or exceeding the scope of the project, then schedule, then budget. Never let an over-budget project impact client satisfaction.

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Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


23 %
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 9%