Average Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Hourly Pay

$19.56
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$1,024
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$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is $19.56.
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$14.81
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$19.56
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$25.36
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What Do Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technicians Do?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Tasks
  • Compile and assess visual information from diverse sources like aerial photos, geological surveys, and satellite images.
  • Document new and familiar sources of GIS data, their uses, and quality concerns.
  • Draw maps using automated drafting software, and annotate sources and quality of information layers.
  • Transform diverse data into standardized computer input for databases and maps.

Job Satisfaction for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

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Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

The top respondents for the job title Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician are from the companies NiSource, Pike Electric, Inc. and Quantum Spatial. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $25.43. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pike Electric, Inc. and NiSource, earning around $22.50 and $21.97, respectively. Quantum Spatial pays the lowest at around $15.56. BAE Systems Inc. and EN Engineering, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.43 and $19.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technicians?

Skills in Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Management, Data Management, ArcGIS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technicians?

An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.54 based on 96 salaries. An early career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.32 based on 588 salaries. A mid-career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.39 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.69 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (2.6% more) and Austin, Texas (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (7.9% less), Tampa, Florida (2.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 953 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
61.7%
Mid Career
15.3%
Experienced
9.3%
Late Career
3.6%