Geospatial Analyst Salary

The average Geospatial Analyst in the United States earns approximately $63K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Geospatial Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,493 - $88,287
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$38K
$63K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,901
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$14.83 - $33.72
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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$0.00 - $6,952  
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$36,182 - $83,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $41.53  
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,952  
   
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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$36,182 - $83,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Geospatial Analyst

Modern society relies on accurate mapping technology and the wealth of secondary data it provides; from transportation infrastructure to construction to logistics management to marketing, precision in geocoding is vital. A geospatial analyst is responsible for developing ways to obtain useful data from geographical information bases and systems so that the information can be used in a wide variety of industries and fields. This is accomplished through many different methods, such as physical maps/overlays and advanced computer analysis methods and mapping software.

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Geospatial Analyst Tasks

  • Use GIS software and multiple information sources to validate, update, and create maps.
  • Analyze geographic data and information, understand it and transform it into usable assets.
  • Create detailed maps and associated metadata.
  • Import, clean, compare and understand geospatial data.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geospatial Analyst


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency offers the largest salaries in town — $76K on average.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Northrop Grumman Information Systems — this employer offers a median salary of $36K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Survey takers who work as Geospatial Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Geospatial Intelligence, Python, Geographic Information Systems, and Remote Sensing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Remote Sensing. Those familiar with Geographic Information Systems also tend to know Remote Sensing.

Pay by Experience Level for Geospatial Analyst

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


Geospatial Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries


Python
0%

National Average
$60,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Remote Sensing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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