$53,155
Avg. Salary
$22.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,543

Bonus

$1,952

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst is $22.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst is $53,155 per year.

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MEDIAN $53,155
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$0$74K
Salary $40,254 - $74,731
Bonus $204 - $6,467
Profit Sharing $100 - $5,045
Total Pay (?
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$39,127 - $74,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,566
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $16.90 - $31.76
Overtime $21.93 - $51.34
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $204 - $6,467
Profit Sharing $100 - $5,045
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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$39,127 - $74,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 543

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


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

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 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: $52,082

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).

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Reviews

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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Bakersfield:
"Meh."
Pros: Company is pretty transparent on how it is doing financially
Cons: IT is not good, projects are sometimes poorly managed.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Denton:
"GIS Analyst State of Texas."
Pros: I have the ability to chart my own course each year with a special project of my choosing.
Cons: We are towards the bottom of the pay scale and we do not receive raises.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Washington:
"DC is a great place to work."
Pros: Close to events
Cons: Commute (crowded metros)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Fort Myers:
"Never too late to change career, go back to school, go big."
If an internship is not readily available, design your own: volunteer your GIS skills within your industry.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Portland:
"GIS Advice for the new GIS Analyst."
Learn Python and SQL programming, google problems, network, go to conferences and training sessions.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Houston:
"All about the managers."
Watch out for those managers that like to use people as doormats. For some reason the idea of a GIS Analyst being good with computers means lots of "stupid" work and no time for real work, yet only enough time to get some of all it done.

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 373 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$52,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
▲19%

Web Development
▲13%


AutoCAD
▲1%

National Average
$52,000


▼1%

▼1%




ArcGIS
▼3%


Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼3%

Cartography
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 373 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%