The average salary for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is $47,249 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Python is associated with high pay for this job.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$36,361 - $65,608
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$15.83 - $29.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,361 - $65,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,862  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $7,200  
Total Pay (?
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$35,621 - $64,993  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 654
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.83 - $29.19  
   
Overtime
$20.84 - $42.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,862  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $7,200  
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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$35,621 - $64,993  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 654
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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist
Geographic information systems (GIS) is a term used to describe the collection and collation of various types of data in order to visually represent that data, most often in the form of charts or maps. These systems are used by a vast array of organizations for an even larger number of applications. GIS specialists are in charge of the construction of display material from GIS data, as well as the maintenance, development, and implementation of the hardware, software, and databases needed to accomplish specific tasks.
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Tasks
  • Research and test new data sources, software, and organizational tools.
  • Create and implement standards for quality of geographic data.
  • Design, develop, and implement systems and databases for storing and accessing geospatial data.
  • Standardize and define metadata for geographic data, and track need for data format conversion.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$47,000
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Python
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Cartography
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Data Management
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$47,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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Gender
Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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