$43,386
Avg. Salary
$19.19
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,171

Bonus

$1,021

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is $19.19 per hour.

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is $43,386 per year.

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$14.58
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$25.07
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MEDIAN $19.19
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$33k
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MEDIAN $43,386
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$0$59K
Salary $32,787 - $59,590
Bonus $0.00 - $3,921
Profit Sharing $403 - $3,179
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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$31,305 - $55,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 410
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.58 - $25.07
Overtime $21.83 - $35.64
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,921
Profit Sharing $403 - $3,179
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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$31,305 - $55,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 622

Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

As digital maps become more prevalent, they have also grown more complex and detailed. The geographic information systems (GIS) technician uses geographic data in a wide range of applications, such as creating geographic information systems and databases, reviewing existing cartographic designs for accuracy and detail, and creating specialized map systems from source documents using cartography and design software.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician


Common Career Paths for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician


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Geographic Information Systems Technicians may progress into high-paying roles like Geographic Information Systems Manager, where median compensation is $66K annually. A common career progression for a Geographic Information Systems Technician is to become a Geographic Information Systems Analyst or a Geographic Information Systems Specialist. Compared to Geographic Information Systems Technicians, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician


Survey results show that Geographic Information Systems Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Data Management, ArcGIS, and Cartography are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Data Management tend to be well versed in Data Analysis.

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

Pay by Experience for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 371 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 49 salaries. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $41,500

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

Charlotte is home to an above-average pay rate for Geographic Information Systems Technicians, 16 percent higher than the national average. Geographic Information Systems Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+9 percent), Oklahoma City (+8 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), and Portland (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Geographic Information Systems Technicians is geography, with workers in Akron earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fort Collins and Tulsa (15 percent lower).

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Reviews

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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in San Antonio:
P2 has changed a lot over the past few years. It has become a much better place to work. The atmosphere and attitude here at P2 is a much more relaxed and employees are speaking up for what they believe in and Management is listening and making changes for the better.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Houston:
"Awesome place to work!"
Pros: Pretty much everything
Cons: Nothing

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Houston:
"Awesome place to work."
Pros: Pretty much everything
Cons: Nothing

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician:
NiSource provides a workplace environment that fosters inclusion, learning & growth, as well as above average compensation & a comprehensive benefits package. I would highly recommend NiSource as an employer.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Austin:
"Broken Promises."
Pros: This is the next Silicon Valley. There's a dynamic culture here.
Cons: Because it's turning into the next Silicon Valley, traffic gets worse every year.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Denton:
"Certificates are a dime a dozen."
Specialize in an advanced degree with internships. Gather experience as well as an education before entering the job market.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in Warren:
"Job Ready."
Be job ready and plan for more. Growth by taking classes above and beyond your major. Make yourself more valuable.

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Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲2%

National Average
$41,000

Data Management
▼1%

ArcGIS
▼1%

Cartography
▼1%


Python
▼2%


Database Management & Reporting
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%