Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

With just below three-fifths of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts is $65K annually and can range from $49K on the lower end to $88K per year near the higher end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,088 - $85,692
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,852
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$20.32 - $40.75
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$20
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,088 - $85,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,864  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $4,717  
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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$49,239 - $87,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.32 - $40.75  
   
Overtime
$26.58 - $52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,864  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $4,717  
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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$49,239 - $87,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Senior geographic information systems (GIS) analysts must have significant years of experience as GIS analysts, since these are senior positions. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some employers prefer that candidates have a master’s degree. Senior GIS analysts must be proficient with GIS software and possess excellent computer skills. Geographic information systems specialists are employed by most sectors of government and a wide range of organizations.

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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Tasks

  • Lead response for emergency or high priority mapping projects to produce quality products.
  • Manage and administrate the GIS computing infrastructure.
  • Recommend and establish standards and procedures to deal with production of high priority data, maps and services.
  • Lead in the design and development of enterprise geographic information systems which may link facility maps with data to produce maps.
  • Write programs and develop user interfaces, menus, and macro-level commands to meet high priority GIS staff needs.

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Popular Skills for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Geographic Information Systems, Data Analysis, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. For Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $74K.

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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$66,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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