Geospatial Analyst Salary

Geospatial Analysts in the United States take home an average $63K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Geospatial Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,158 - $88,842
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MEDIAN: $63,001
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$14.83 - $33.72
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Salary
$38,158 - $88,842  
   
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$0.00 - $6,952  
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$36,088 - $84,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $41.53  
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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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$36,088 - $84,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at BAE Systems Inc., where the average salary comes to $73K.

Known for its small paychecks, Northrop Grumman Information Systems actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $36K — less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Geospatial Analysts who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Geospatial Intelligence, Python, Geographic Information Systems, and Remote Sensing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Remote Sensing. Those proficient in Geographic Information Systems are, more often than not, also skilled 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 26%


National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries


Python
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Remote Sensing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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