Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

With more than half of Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $54K to $80K per year and averages out to $59K per year. Unfortunately, most individuals in this role do not enjoy their jobs. Male Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,091 - $73,698
$59K
MEDIAN: $59,443
50%

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$26.85 - $30.61
$29
MEDIAN: $28.90
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$0$79K
Salary $59,443
Bonus $2,500
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$54,307 - $79,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $28.90
Overtime $42.50
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $2,500
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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$54,307 - $79,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Senior geographic information systems (GIS) specialists are responsible for analyzing geo-spatial production information and techniques and processing geographical information with specialized software. They may also manage geo-spatial endeavors and remote sensing tasks and typically use a personal computer to input coordinates, write reports, and run calculations based on their observations. Proficiency with different programming languages is necessary in this position to create scripts and run code.

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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Tasks

  • Utilize GIS software and tools to produce complex analyses and interpretations.
  • Document information and database schemas and audit contents of databases.
  • Design databases and interfaces, working with end users to ensure usability.
  • Input, integrate, validate and update data sets, identifying gaps.

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Key Stats for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼4%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
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None:
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