Geospatial Analyst Salary

Earnings for Geospatial Analysts in the United States come in at around $56K per year on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Male Geospatial Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Geospatial Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,372 - $88,811
$39K
$57K
$89K
MEDIAN: $56,641
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50%
90%

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$13.16 - $38.25
$13
$20
$38
MEDIAN: $20.19
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$0$88K
Salary $39,372 - $88,811
Bonus $206.08 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $2,600
Total Pay (?
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$37,102 - $88,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 268
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $13.16 - $38.25
Overtime $20.43 - $73.97
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $206.08 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $2,600
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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$37,102 - $88,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Job Description for Geospatial Analyst

Modern society relies on accurate mapping technology and the wealth of secondary data it provides; from transportation infrastructure to construction to logistics management to marketing, precision in geocoding is vital. A geospatial analyst is responsible for developing ways to obtain useful data from geographical information bases and systems so that the information can be used in a wide variety of industries and fields. This is accomplished through many different methods, such as physical maps/overlays and advanced computer analysis methods and mapping software.

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Geospatial Analyst Tasks

  • Create detailed maps and associated metadata.
  • Import, clean, compare and understand geospatial data.
  • Use GIS software and multiple information sources to validate, update, and create maps.
  • Analyze geographic data and information, understand it and transform it into usable assets.

Common Career Paths for Geospatial Analyst


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Geospatial Analysts who advance into the role of an Imagery Analyst are fairly uncommon. Imagery Analysts on average earn $69K per year. Becoming an Intelligence Analyst is, more often than not, the most common role that Geospatial Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $67K. Another frequent advance is for Geospatial Analysts to assume a Geographic Information Systems Analyst role; in this role, workers often earn $48K.

Geospatial Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Geospatial Analyst


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Geospatial Analysts include Leidos, BAE Systems Inc., U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency offers the most; Geospatial Analysts earn $76K on average there. Geospatial Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Northrop Grumman Information Systems (+$65K), BAE Systems Inc. (+$63K), and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (+$58K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Army at $49K, U.S. Air Force (USAF) at $55K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, where $58K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Geospatial Analyst


Survey results show that Geospatial Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Python and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Remote Sensing. Most people experienced in Geographic Information Systems also know ArcGIS and Remote Sensing.

Pay by Experience Level for Geospatial Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Geospatial Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Geospatial Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geospatial Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Geospatial Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 60 salaries. A Geospatial Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,613

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

With a pay rate for Geospatial Analysts that is 43 percent greater than the national average, Springfield offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Geospatial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Alexandria (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Arlington (+7 percent). Geospatial Analysts in Gaithersburg report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Huntsville and Tampa (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Geospatial Analyst

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲29%

▲13%

National Average
$56,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geospatial Analyst Salaries

Python
▲28%



National Average
$56,000


▼1%

Remote Sensing
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%