Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salary (Canada)

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician earns an average wage of C$24.86 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

C$38,505 - C$62,439
C$39K
C$48K
C$62K
MEDIAN: C$48,349
10%
50%
90%
C$17.46 - C$33.89
C$17
C$25
C$34
MEDIAN: C$24.83
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$38,505 - C$62,439
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,362
Profit Sharing C$1,548
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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C$37,834 - C$68,307
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 113
Hourly Data C$0C$65
Hourly Rate C$17.46 - C$33.89
Overtime C$22.82 - C$65.89
Annual Data C$0C$68K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,362
Profit Sharing C$1,548
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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C$37,834 - C$68,307
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

As digital maps become more prevalent, they have also grown more complex and detailed. The geographic information systems (GIS) technician uses geographic data in a wide range of applications, such as creating geographic information systems and databases, reviewing existing cartographic designs for accuracy and detail, and creating specialized map systems from source documents using cartography and design software.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Tasks

  • Compile and assess visual information from diverse sources like aerial photos, geological surveys, and satellite images.
  • Document new and familiar sources of GIS data, their uses, and quality concerns.
  • Draw maps using automated drafting software, and annotate sources and quality of information layers.
  • Transform diverse data into standardized computer input for databases and maps.

Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,392

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Calgary:
"GIS Technician Review."
Pros: Using geospatial data/analysis to conduct powerful, practical and useful analysis to solve an array of problems.
Cons: A lot of sitting at a desk. A lot of meetings.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Toronto:
"Uses your brain!"
Pros: Solving problems.
Cons: Stress.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Calgary:
"Jason Salary Review"
Pros: The people, and work keep me interested.
Cons: I wish the pay was a little more.

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲29%

▲24%

National Average
C$50,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲3%

National Average
C$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%