Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $69K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,314 - $88,892
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $68,615
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$23.14 - $34.91
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Salary $52,314 - $88,892
Bonus $1,566 - $10,304
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$51,769 - $92,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $26.51
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $1,566 - $10,304
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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$51,769 - $92,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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. 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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 47 salaries. A Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,040

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

With a pay rate for Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+15 percent) and Chicago (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 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
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲23%

▲3%

National Average
$69,000

▼2%

▼13%

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



National Average
$69,000

Project Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 3%
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