Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

More than half of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $88K per year, and the average comes out to $65K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,716 - $86,337
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,845
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$20.16 - $40.81
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$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,716 - $86,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,025  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$48,953 - $88,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $40.81  
   
Overtime
$26.29 - $52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$48,953 - $88,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 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. Many workers who know Data Analysis also know 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.


Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
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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 1%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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