Geospatial Analyst Salary

Median pay for Geospatial Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Work is enjoyable for Geospatial Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Geospatial Analysts survey respondents are men (72 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,587 - $84,600
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MEDIAN: $57,047
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$12.22 - $31.42
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MEDIAN: $20.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,587 - $84,600  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
Total Pay (?
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$38,044 - $83,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $31.42  
   
Overtime
$18.77 - $60.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$450.00 - $7,500  
   
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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$38,044 - $83,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Geospatial Analysts do not often transition into Imagery Analyst roles. The role averages $69K per year. Going from Geospatial Analyst to Intelligence Analyst is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $67K. Many others choose to work as Geographic Information Systems Analysts, where pay is typically $48K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geospatial Analyst


Known for taking on a considerable number of Geospatial Analysts, Leidos, BAE Systems Inc., U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton are leading firms in the industry. The biggest paychecks can be found at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency — the median salary there is $76K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Northrop Grumman Information Systems, BAE Systems Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), top-paying firms where Geospatial Analysts rake in a comfortable $65K, $63K, or $58K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are U.S. Army ($49K), U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($55K), and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton ($58K).

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Geospatial Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Remote Sensing. The majority of those 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: $56,389

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For those looking to make money, Geospatial Analysts in Springfield enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Geospatial Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Alexandria (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Arlington (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Gaithersburg, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Huntsville and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Geospatial Analyst

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲27%

▲11%

National Average
$56,000

▼11%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%
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