Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salary

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician earns an average wage of $17.35 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. A skill in Cartography is associated with high pay for this job.
Read More
$30,569 - $51,383
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,624
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.61 - $23.33
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,569 - $51,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,089  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $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).
)
$29,010 - $51,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $23.33  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $35.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $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).
)
$29,010 - $51,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%



National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Cartography
up arrow 11%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Data Management
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$38,000

Python
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
ADVERTISEMENT