$45,772
Avg. Salary
$20.95
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $20.95 per hour.

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $45,772 per year.

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Salary $39,149 - $64,415
Bonus $2,013
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$39,498 - $64,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Job Listings

Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

National Average
$47,000

ArcGIS
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%