Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salary

With just under three-fifths of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Geographic Information Systems Project Managers is $65K annually and can range from $47K on the lower end to $101K per year near the higher end. The majority of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Male Geographic Information Systems Project Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,509 - $96,374
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,386
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$47,474 - $101,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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.

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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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Geographic Information Systems Project Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Project Management and Geographic Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Geographic Information Systems. Geographic Information Systems and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

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

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Geographic Information Systems Project Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $83K.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager in Austin:
"Priorities."
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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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

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

National Average
$68,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%
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