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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salary

Just below three-fifths of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $43K to $101K per year, and the average comes out to $64K annually. The vast majority of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$42,712 - $99,928
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64K
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MEDIAN: $63,905
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$15.10 - $40.08
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$42,712 - $99,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$43,114 - $100,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $40.08  
   
Overtime
$29.33 - $45.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,114 - $100,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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. 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.


For many Geographic Information Systems Project Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $53K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $66K. Geographic Information Systems Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $85K.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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

National Average
$67,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 8%