Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $51K to $90K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $66,426
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$18.67 - $40.37
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$50,842 - $87,883  
   
Bonus
$503 - $9,978  
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$51,022 - $89,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Hourly Rate
$18.67 - $40.37  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$503 - $9,978  
   
Total Pay (?
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$51,022 - $89,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 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.
  • Recommend and establish standards and procedures to deal with production of high priority data, maps and services.
  • Lead response for emergency or high priority mapping projects to produce quality products.
  • Manage and administrate the GIS computing infrastructure.

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Popular Skills for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who took the survey. 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. 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. On average, Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts make $70K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $80K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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



National Average
$67,000

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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