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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary (United States)

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist earns an average salary of $48,399 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary (?
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$37,788 - $66,517
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MEDIAN: $48,399
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary (?
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$15.84 - $28.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,788 - $66,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
Profit Sharing
$10.30 - $11,053  
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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$36,325 - $65,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 434
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $28.78  
   
Overtime
$21.34 - $41.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.30 - $11,053  
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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$36,325 - $65,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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

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National Average
$48,000
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Data Management
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Data Analysis
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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$48,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%