Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K annually on average but can range from $49K to $88K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts survey respondents are men (74 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,282 - $85,981
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$49K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,915
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$20.32 - $40.75
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$49,282 - $85,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,675  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $4,717  
Total Pay (?
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$49,242 - $87,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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 - $11,675  
   
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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$49,242 - $87,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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


Typical 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 pay less than market rate include Project Management. Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $64K. For Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $74K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
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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
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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