$50,908
Avg. Salary
$22.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,226

Profit Sharing

$986

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is $22.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is $50,908 per year.

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$0$69K
Salary $39,049 - $69,618
Bonus $198 - $5,065
Profit Sharing $103 - $4,805
Total Pay (?
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$37,995 - $69,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 675
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.98 - $31.95
Overtime $22.17 - $45.55
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $198 - $5,065
Profit Sharing $103 - $4,805
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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$37,995 - $69,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 323

Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Geographic information systems (GIS) is a term used to describe the collection and collation of various types of data in order to visually represent that data, most often in the form of charts or maps. These systems are used by a vast array of organizations for an even larger number of applications. GIS specialists are in charge of the construction of display material from GIS data, as well as the maintenance, development, and implementation of the hardware, software, and databases needed to accomplish specific tasks.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

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

Pay by Experience for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 346 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 98 salaries. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $50,083

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Reviews

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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia:
"Solid."
Pros: It’s innovative and fast paced
Cons: Traffic

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Portland:
"Exciting."
Pros: Work from home.
Cons: Office atmosphere.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Columbus:
"Know your addience."
Cater to your addience. Make sure the people looking at the map can understand it.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Lafayette:
"GIS Specialist."
Pros:
Cons: Constantly taking on new responsibilities with no pay raises. Took over roles of two individuals that retired.

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

▲26%

▲20%

▲10%

National Average
$50,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

▲4%

▼0%


National Average
$50,000




Web Development
▼4%

Cartography
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%