Geographic Information Systems Project Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $68K per year, but may range from $55K to $96K per year. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Geographic Information Systems Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Geographic Information Systems Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,043 - $88,448
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MEDIAN: $67,916
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,043 - $88,448  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$54,720 - $95,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$39.87  
   
Overtime
$58.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$491.94 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$54,720 - $95,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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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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. 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 $74K. Geographic Information Systems Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $83K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$76,000

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

National Average
$76,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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