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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

About three-fifths 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 $89K per year, and the average comes out to $65K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,109 - $86,674
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,605
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90%

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$22.41 - $40.88
(Median)
$22
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,109 - $86,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,053  
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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$49,379 - $88,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.41 - $40.88  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,053  
   
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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$49,379 - $88,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

  • 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Geographic Information Systems is a skill commonly found among those who know Data Analysis.

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 many Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $58K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $75K.

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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
up arrow 6%

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 1%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 5%