Average Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

$51,331
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$1,208
Bonus
$1,014
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The average salary for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is $51,331.
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$39k
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MEDIAN $51,331
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Salary
$39k - $71k
Bonus
$192 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$201 - $3k
Total Pay
$38k - $71k

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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Tasks
  • Design, develop, and implement systems and databases for storing and accessing geospatial data.
  • Standardize and define metadata for geographic data, and track need for data format conversion.
  • Research and test new data sources, software, and organizational tools.
  • Create and implement standards for quality of geographic data.

Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Aecom Technology Group, Inc. and CDM Smith. Reported salaries are highest at CDM Smith where the average pay is $54,496. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc., earning around $53,995. Salt Lake County pays the lowest at around $45,840. Aecom Technology Group, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,968.

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Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Data Analysis, Data Management, ArcGIS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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

An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,721 based on 156 salaries. An early career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,988 based on 476 salaries. A mid-career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,473 based on 278 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,612 based on 191 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,637.
Employees with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (8.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (9.7% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (7.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,143 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.6%
Early Career
41.6%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
16.7%
Late Career
3.7%

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