Geospatial Analyst Salary

An average Geospatial Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Geospatial Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Though the majority of Geospatial Analysts do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,890 - $89,985
(Median)
$37K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,829
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$14.94 - $32.50
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,890 - $89,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,975  
Total Pay (?
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$35,600 - $84,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $41.40  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,975  
   
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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$35,600 - $84,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Geospatial Analysts who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Geospatial Intelligence, Geographic Information Systems, and Remote Sensing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $66K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Geospatial Analysts see a median salary of $75K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Geospatial Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
up arrow 12%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Remote Sensing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%