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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $65,215 per year. A skill in Microsoft SQL Server is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary (?
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$48,392 - $96,148
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary (?
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$10.21 - $73.40
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$48,392 - $96,148  
   
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$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,064 - $102,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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$10.21 - $73.40  
   
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$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$46,064 - $102,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Software engineers and developers for geographic information systems generally collaborate with core programmers on software project teams to build new ArcGIS for server software releases. They are involved in every step of the software development life cycle and guide new features and functions for end users, and also work with developers and product engineers to evaluate functionality, investigate customer issues, tweak automated tests in various harnesses, and even code new test fixtures to help the company build a better ArcGIS. They also provide skilled and reliable management of GIS services to help users maximize their potential and troubleshoot production issues in current and past software.
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Tasks
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 36%
National Average
$65,000
HTML
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 2%
Python
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%