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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $88K per year, median earnings come to $65K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,036 - $86,183
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,818
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50%
90%

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$20.38 - $40.69
(Median)
$20
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,036 - $86,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,947  
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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$49,197 - $88,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.38 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$26.58 - $52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,947  
   
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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$49,197 - $88,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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 note just a narrow range 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Aptitude in Data Analysis tends to also indicate an understanding 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.


Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $62K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $58K. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $74K.

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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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 66 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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