Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $66K annually on average but can range from $52K to $90K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,777 - $87,933
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$52K
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$88K
MEDIAN: $66,216
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$18.94 - $41.12
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$51,777 - $87,933  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $10,320  
Profit Sharing
$4,898  
Total Pay (?
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$51,807 - $89,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.94 - $41.12  
   
Overtime
$36.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.36 - $10,320  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$51,807 - $89,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Geographic Information Systems, Data Analysis, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Data Analysis to be familiar with Geographic Information Systems as well.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $67K, 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. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $82K.

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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
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National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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