The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician is $19.42 per hour.
The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician is $40,657 per year.
|Salary||$31,392 - $68,510|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $15,000|
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|$28,900 - $64,635|
|Hourly Rate||$12.45 - $27.59|
|Overtime||$0.00 - $50.59|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $15,000|
|Total Pay (||$28,900 - $64,635|
Geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technicians have specific skill sets which are very important in select industries. They work primarily for government organizations and energy companies and their duties are wide-ranging, including planning and mapping, understanding and composing geographical information systems, and updating maps, sketches, and diagrams of infrastructure materials such as pipelines and utility facilities.Read More...
A high school diploma or GED is required for this position, as is an understanding of the computer software used to perform duties, such as ESRI and ArcGIS. Candidates should also have a strong background in and understanding of mechanics, preferably with drawing and drafting experience. Those with an associate's or bachelor's degree in geography, natural sciences, computer science, or engineering may be preferred by some employers, though prior work experience may be held in equal regard.
GIS mapping technicians generally work with other scientists and trained personnel within their company and also interact with clients and customers who have commissioned the work. Although they work during traditional business hours, overtime may occasionally be necessary to meet deadlines for projects. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Utilize mapping software to produce visualizations, reports, and analyses.
- Research and answer questions about deeds, plats, zoning and other topics.
- Investigate and learn new GIS and related programs to identify new uses for data.
- Standardize, input, clean, and integrate data from multiple sources.
Common Career Paths
Many Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians move into a Geographic Information Systems Analyst role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Geographic Information Systems Analysts on average bring in a similar salary to Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technicians.
Pay by Experience Level
Pay by Experience for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 11 salaries. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 6 salaries.
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