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Geospatial Analyst Salary (United States)

The average Geospatial Analyst in the United States earns approximately $63K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Geospatial Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Geospatial Analyst Salary (?
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$38,438 - $95,401
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MEDIAN: $63,456
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Geospatial Analyst Salary (?
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$14.84 - $35.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,438 - $95,401  
   
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$0.00 - $6,952  
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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$35,172 - $87,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $40.41  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,952  
   
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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$35,172 - $87,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 Skills for Geospatial Analyst

Geospatial Analysts who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Geospatial Intelligence, Geographic Information Systems, and Remote Sensing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.
For many Geospatial Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. Geospatial Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $85K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Tampa
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National Average
$59,000
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For Geospatial Analysts, working in the bustling city of Alexandria has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Geospatial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent) and Tampa (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Geospatial Analysts is geography, with workers in Huntsville earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%
National Average
$59,000
Remote Sensing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%