Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

About three-fifths of Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $55K to $96K per year, and the average comes out to $61K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,894 - $95,019
$54K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,516
10%
50%
90%

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$26.85 - $30.61
$29
MEDIAN: $28.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$53,894 - $95,019  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,541 - $95,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$28.90  
   
Overtime
$42.50  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$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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$54,541 - $95,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
17%
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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%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None:
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