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Geospatial Analyst Salary

Geospatial Analysts in the United States take home an average $64K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Geospatial Analysts. Most Geospatial Analysts survey respondents are men (77 percent). Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$39,149 - $90,765
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,328
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$14.82 - $30.72
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,149 - $90,765  
   
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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$35,907 - $85,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $30.72  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $41.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$35,907 - $85,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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

  • 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 flock to BAE Systems Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $71K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Geospatial Analysts typically list a handful of skills 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. Geospatial Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $77K.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$60,000

Remote Sensing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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