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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K per year on average but can range from $49K to $89K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts (80 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$48,683 - $85,628
(Median)
$49K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,327
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$20.53 - $40.72
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$21
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,683 - $85,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $4,150  
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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$48,890 - $88,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.53 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $4,150  
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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$48,890 - $88,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts note just a narrow range of job skills. Geographic Information Systems and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems are also commonly seen together.

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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $58K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $61K. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $74K.

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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$65,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 5%