Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. More than half of Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists (66 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,126 - $63,570
$36K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $47,346
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$16.09 - $29.05
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MEDIAN: $20.51
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$0$63K
Salary $36,126 - $63,570
Bonus $0.00 - $4,137
Profit Sharing $491.32
Total Pay (?
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$35,356 - $62,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.09 - $29.05
Overtime $23.76 - $45.28
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,137
Profit Sharing $491.32
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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$35,356 - $62,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,863

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists, 32 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Geographic Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+18 percent) and Houston (+3 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dover and Chicago (9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Python
▲5%


▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼1%

Data Management
▼1%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%
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