Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists pull down an average of $46K per year. Most Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (69 percent) are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,142 - $62,132
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$36K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,038
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$15.56 - $29.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,142 - $62,132  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,006  
Profit Sharing
$786  
Total Pay (?
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$35,680 - $62,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $29.66  
   
Overtime
$19.38 - $45.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$786  
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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$35,680 - $62,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,507

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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Employers also pay below the national average in Dover (9 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Python
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Data Analysis
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ArcGIS
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National Average
$46,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Data Management
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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