Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $65K per year, but may range from $49K to $88K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,716 - $86,337
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,845
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$20.16 - $40.81
(Median)
$20
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,716 - $86,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,025  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$48,953 - $88,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $40.81  
   
Overtime
$26.29 - $52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$48,953 - $88,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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


Survey takers who work as 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. 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.


For many Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $64K. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

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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 2%

Entry-Level
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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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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