Geospatial Analyst Salary

An average Geospatial Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most Geospatial Analysts survey respondents are men (71 percent). Most Geospatial Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$39,275 - $84,777
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$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,666
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$13.25 - $42.19
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MEDIAN: $20.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,275 - $84,777  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
Total Pay (?
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$37,381 - $85,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $42.19  
   
Overtime
$20.01 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$482.88 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$37,381 - $85,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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

  • Create detailed maps and associated metadata.
  • Import, clean, compare and understand geospatial data.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Geospatial Analyst


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There are some Geospatial Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Imagery Analysts, where earnings are an average $69K annually. With an annual salary of $67K, Intelligence Analyst is the most common role for Geospatial Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Geographic Information Systems Analyst role — which usually pays $48K — is also typical for Geospatial Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geospatial Analyst


Leidos, BAE Systems Inc., U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Geospatial Analysts. Geospatial Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where the average salary comes to $76K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Northrop Grumman Information Systems, BAE Systems Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where Geospatial Analysts typically earn around $65K, $63K, or $58K, respectively.

U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $49K, $55K, and $58K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Survey results suggest that Geospatial Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Python and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Remote Sensing. Most people who know Geographic Information Systems also know ArcGIS and Remote Sensing.

Pay by Experience Level for Geospatial Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Geospatial Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Geospatial Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geospatial Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Geospatial Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 60 salaries. A Geospatial Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,212

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For Geospatial Analysts, working in the bustling city of Springfield has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Geospatial Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Alexandria (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Arlington (+6 percent). Geospatial Analysts in Gaithersburg report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Huntsville and Tampa (16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Geospatial Analyst

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲28%

▲12%

National Average
$56,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Python
▲26%



National Average
$56,000


▼2%

Remote Sensing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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