With nearly three in five 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 $55K to $100K per year and averages out to $74K annually. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Men make up the majority of Geographic Information Systems Project Managers (69 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,142 - $93,519
$54K
$74K
$94K
MEDIAN: $74,463
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$38.79 - $50.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$54,142 - $93,519  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$54,862 - $99,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$39.87  
   
Overtime
$54.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$54,862 - $99,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Develop, implement and lead the full cycle of the project.
  • Utilize and troubleshoot Geographic Information Systems software.
  • Ensure accuracy and delivery of plans and proposals.
  • Coordinate and organize teams and tasks, ensure project remains on task.

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Geographic Information Systems Project Managers make a median salary of $82K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $83K on average.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Advice

Q: 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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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

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

National Average
$79,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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