Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is $49,462 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in ArcGIS is associated with high pay for this job.
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$37,761 - $67,602
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$38K
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MEDIAN: $49,461
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$16.52 - $29.65
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,761 - $67,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $11,556  
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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$36,994 - $67,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.52 - $29.65  
   
Overtime
$20.67 - $44.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $11,556  
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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$36,994 - $67,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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 by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,810

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

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Python
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Data Analysis
0%

Data Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 7%

Cartography
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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