Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48K to $101K per year and averages out to $66K per year. 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. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,609 - $96,103

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Project Management and Geographic Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Geographic Information Systems. Geographic Information Systems and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. Geographic Information Systems Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. 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 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

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 23 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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