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Geospatial Analyst Salary

The average Geospatial Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Male Geospatial Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Geospatial Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,254 - $90,445
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$39K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,103
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$14.84 - $30.64
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,254 - $90,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,975  
Total Pay (?
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$35,972 - $84,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $41.25  
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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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$35,972 - $84,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at BAE Systems Inc. — the median salary there is $71K.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Geospatial Analysts report a focused set of job skills. 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 experienced in Geographic Information Systems also 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $66K. Geospatial Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $77K.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries


National Average
$60,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Remote Sensing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
39%
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%
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