Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists (69 percent) survey respondents are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,061 - $62,308
$36K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,077
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$15.71 - $29.66
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MEDIAN: $20.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,061 - $62,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$35,677 - $62,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.71 - $29.66  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $46.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$35,677 - $62,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,737

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For Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+18 percent), Houston (+3 percent), Salt Lake City (+1 percent), and Pittsburgh (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Dover and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Python
▲5%

▲1%


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Data Management
▼1%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%