Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to one-half of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $90K per year, but expected earnings average $67K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. 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 53 percent of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,670 - $88,085
$51K
$67K
$88K
MEDIAN: $66,827
10%
50%
90%

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$23.10 - $33.01
$27
MEDIAN: $26.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,670 - $88,085  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $10,045  
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$50,898 - $90,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$26.51  
   
Overtime
$32.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,454 - $10,045  
   
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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$50,898 - $90,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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


Professional skills reported by Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts are few in number. Those who have experience with Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. Competency in Data Analysis frequently indicates knowledge 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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $60K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,870

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, Houston provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+17 percent) and Chicago (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Washington.

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Key Stats for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲25%

▲5%

National Average
$68,000

▼1%

▼11%

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



National Average
$68,000

Project Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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