Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

The average Geographic Information Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Geographic Information Systems Analysts can bottom out near $38K or peak near $74K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The majority of Geographic Information Systems Analysts (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,084 - $74,041
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MEDIAN: $52,566
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$15.65 - $32.98
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$0$74K
Salary $40,084 - $74,041
Bonus $0.00 - $6,023
Profit Sharing $100.45 - $5,117
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$38,758 - $74,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 866
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.65 - $32.98
Overtime $20.89 - $45.91
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,023
Profit Sharing $100.45 - $5,117
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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$38,758 - $74,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 270

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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Geographic information systems (GIS) analysts routinely deal with large sets of data to process and analyze it into user-focused displays, such as graphics, maps, and charts. This work requires extensive knowledge and experience with GIS techniques, technology, and principles, as well as strong proficiency with computers, including ArcGis, Python, HTML, and Microsoft Office software.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Tasks

  • Design, coordinate and prepare representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
  • Includes GIS data entry, data validation and maintenance of current GIS databases.

Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


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While not commonly seen, Geographic Information Systems Analysts who transition into a Geographic Information Systems Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Geographic Information Systems Project Managers is $69K per year. The most common next step for a Geographic Information Systems Analyst is to become a Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst or a Geographic Information Systems Manager. The former position pays an additional $14K per year on average, and the latter position pays $15K more per year.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Leidos leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $47K.

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Geographic Information Systems Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Database Management & Reporting, Web Development, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Data Management and Database Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 623 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 397 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 216 salaries. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,486

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Geographic Information Systems Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Geographic Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tulsa (+16 percent), Washington (+8 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). Boston is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Kansas City (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲27%

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
▲21%

Web Development
▲14%


AutoCAD
▲2%



▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$51,000




ArcGIS
▼2%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼2%

Cartography
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%
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