Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts. Salaries average out to around $65K annually and spread from $49K to $88K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. 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. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,264 - $85,900

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$20.32 - $40.75

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,264 - $85,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $4,898  
Total Pay (?
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$49,227 - $87,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $4,898  
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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$49,227 - $87,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Survey takers who work as Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts usually report a few specific 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 pay less than market rate include Project Management. Competency in Data Analysis frequently indicates knowledge of Geographic Information Systems.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $58K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $64K on average. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $74K on average.

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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 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
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: 62% employee benefits None: 6%
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