Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

With just under three-fifths of Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists is $60K annually and can range from $52K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,229 - $81,022
$49K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,025
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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
$49,229 - $81,022  
   
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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$52,225 - $94,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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
$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).
)
$52,225 - $94,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

Experienced
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None:
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