Mid-Career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Geographic Information Systems Technicians come in at around $20.63 per hour on average. Men make up the majority of Mid-Career Geographic Information Systems Technicians (67 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,787 - $60,099
$33K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,659
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$15.21 - $27.76
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MEDIAN: $20.25
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$0$61K
Salary $32,787 - $60,099
Bonus $0.00 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,775
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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$32,529 - $61,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.21 - $27.76
Overtime $24.75 - $39.79
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,775
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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$32,529 - $61,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
5-9 years
82%
10-19 years
18%

Skills That Affect Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

ArcGIS
▲5%

Data Management
▲4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲3%

Data Analysis
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%