A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist earns an average salary of $50,453 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$38,805 - $69,945
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MEDIAN: $50,452
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$16.77 - $31.98
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,805 - $69,945  
   
Bonus
$25.76 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $2,061  
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$37,827 - $69,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $31.98  
   
Overtime
$21.60 - $47.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$25.76 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $2,061  
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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$37,827 - $69,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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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

  • 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.
  • Research and test new data sources, software, and organizational tools.
  • Create and implement standards for quality of geographic data.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,520

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries




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$50,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

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$50,000




Web Development
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Cartography
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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