Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is $54,686
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialists?
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 $45,929 based on 39 salaries. An early career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average …Read more
What Do Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialists Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.