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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist earns an average salary of $48,933 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$37,785 - $65,885
(Median)
$38K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,932
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$16.29 - $28.80
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$37,785 - $65,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
Profit Sharing
$630 - $7,419  
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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$36,912 - $65,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $28.80  
   
Overtime
$21.86 - $42.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$630 - $7,419  
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).
)
$36,912 - $65,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

ArcGIS
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Management
up arrow 1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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