Geospatial Analyst Salary

Geospatial Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $63K per year. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Geospatial Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Geospatial Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,767 - $87,754

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$14.83 - $33.72

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$36,278 - $83,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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$14.83 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $41.53  
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$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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$36,278 - $83,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Geospatial Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where the average salary comes to $76K.

Considering that the median salary at Northrop Grumman Information Systems is a shallow $36K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Typical Geospatial Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Geospatial Intelligence, Python, Geographic Information Systems, and Remote Sensing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Remote Sensing. Most people skilled in Geographic Information Systems are similarly competent in Remote Sensing.

Pay by Experience Level for Geospatial Analyst

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. On average, Geospatial Analysts make $76K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $79K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Geospatial Analysts that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Springfield offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Geospatial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Alexandria (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Tampa (+12 percent), and Arlington (+4 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Geospatial Analyst's salary, with Gaithersburg Geospatial Analysts earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Huntsville and 13 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries


Python
0%

National Average
$60,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Remote Sensing
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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