Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salary

Geographic Information Systems Project Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K annually on average but can range from $43K to $101K per year. Most Geographic Information Systems Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Geographic Information Systems Project Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,322 - $96,374
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $64,504
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$43,469 - $100,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager

  • 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 results show that Geographic Information Systems Project Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Geographic Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Geographic Information Systems tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

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

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


For many Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. For Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. 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

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 24%

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$67,000

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

National Average
$67,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 9%