Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is $17.10 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,841 - $50,551
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,572
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.60 - $22.87
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,841 - $50,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,896  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,128  
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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$28,090 - $50,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 710
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $22.87  
   
Overtime
$16.97 - $33.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,128  
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).
)
$28,090 - $50,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 710
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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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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Cartography
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Data Management
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$37,000

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Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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