The average rate for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is $18.50 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$32,095 - $55,687
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MEDIAN: $42,135
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$13.92 - $24.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,095 - $55,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $6,347  
Total Pay (?
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$30,420 - $54,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $36.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $6,347  
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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$30,420 - $54,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,825

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
061
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Python
0%

Cartography
0%

National Average
$41,000



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Database Management & Reporting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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