Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salary

Geographic Information Systems Project Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $100K per year, median earnings come to $66K annually. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Most Geographic Information Systems Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,296 - $97,400
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,604
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Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$50,022 - $100,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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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Survey takers who work as Geographic Information Systems Project Managers usually report a few specific skills. Project Management and Geographic Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Geographic Information Systems to be familiar with 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $53K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. Geographic Information Systems Project Managers see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings 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 6%

Experienced
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National Average
$69,000

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

National Average
$69,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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