Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

The majority of Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $95K per year, and the median is $62K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. 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 overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,924 - $91,195
(Median)
$48K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,115
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$21.10 - $35.11
(Median)
$21
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,924 - $91,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,030  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$47,885 - $95,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.10 - $35.11  
   
Overtime
$40.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$47,885 - $95,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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