Geospatial Analyst Salary

The average Geospatial Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Geospatial Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$39,120 - $84,361
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MEDIAN: $60,882
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$14.53 - $30.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,120 - $84,361  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,155  
Profit Sharing
$650  
Total Pay (?
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$36,913 - $82,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $30.06  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $44.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$36,913 - $82,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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


BAE Systems Inc., Northrop Grumman Information Systems, MDA Federal, Inc., Leidos, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Geospatial Analysts. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $76K. Leidos, BAE Systems Inc., and U.S. Army are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Geospatial Analysts earning around $68K, $68K, or $57K at each firm, respectively.

With a median salary of only $36K (less than half of the top paying company's rate), Northrop Grumman Information Systems lags significantly in the earnings department. Workers at MDA Federal, Inc., U.S. Air Force (USAF), and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $43K, $44K, and $52K respectively.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Geospatial Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Geospatial Intelligence, ArcGIS, Python, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Remote Sensing. Those educated in Geographic Information Systems tend to be well versed in ArcGIS and Remote Sensing.

Pay by Experience Level for Geospatial Analyst

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


Geospatial Analysts who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. Geospatial Analysts see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,275

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For those looking to make money, Geospatial Analysts in Springfield enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Geospatial Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Alexandria (+19 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Tampa (+13 percent), and Denver (+3 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Geospatial Analyst's salary, with Gaithersburg Geospatial Analysts earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Huntsville and Dayton are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries


ArcGIS
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Python
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National Average
$59,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Remote Sensing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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