With nearly three-fifths 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 $46K to $94K per year and averages out to $60K per year. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,430 - $87,262
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$46K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,392
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,430 - $87,262  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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$45,717 - $93,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$27.56  
   
Overtime
$42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
   
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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$45,717 - $93,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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