Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salary

The average rate for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is $17.57 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$30,804 - $52,962
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,219
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$12.97 - $23.78
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,804 - $52,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,912  
Profit Sharing
$20.00 - $6,000  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$29,568 - $52,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,912  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$20.00 - $6,000  
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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$29,568 - $52,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

As digital maps become more prevalent, they have also grown more complex and detailed. The geographic information systems (GIS) technician uses geographic data in a wide range of applications, such as creating geographic information systems and databases, reviewing existing cartographic designs for accuracy and detail, and creating specialized map systems from source documents using cartography and design software.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Tasks

  • Draw maps using automated drafting software, and annotate sources and quality of information layers.
  • Transform diverse data into standardized computer input for databases and maps.
  • Compile and assess visual information from diverse sources like aerial photos, geological surveys, and satellite images.
  • Document new and familiar sources of GIS data, their uses, and quality concerns.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,835

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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Cartography
up arrow 6%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Data Management
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$39,000

ArcGIS
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Python
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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