Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salary

Slightly more than half of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $53K to $93K per year, but median earnings come to around $70K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,998 - $93,701
$54K
$71K
$94K
MEDIAN: $70,702
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$21.65 - $31.73
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Salary $53,998 - $93,701
Bonus $-0.50 - $19,574
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$51,150 - $94,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $25.44
Overtime $28.23
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $-0.50 - $19,574
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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$51,150 - $94,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Senior geographic information systems (GIS) analysts must have significant years of experience as GIS analysts, since these are senior positions. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some employers prefer that candidates have a master’s degree. Senior GIS analysts must be proficient with GIS software and possess excellent computer skills. Geographic information systems specialists are employed by most sectors of government and a wide range of organizations.

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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Tasks

  • Lead in the design and development of enterprise geographic information systems which may link facility maps with data to produce maps.
  • Write programs and develop user interfaces, menus, and macro-level commands to meet high priority GIS staff needs.
  • Recommend and establish standards and procedures to deal with production of high priority data, maps and services.
  • Lead response for emergency or high priority mapping projects to produce quality products.
  • Manage and administrate the GIS computing infrastructure.

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Popular Skills for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst


Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Data Analysis to be familiar with Geographic Information Systems as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 47 salaries. A Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,073

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Senior Geographic Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+13 percent) and Chicago (+4 percent). Washington is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (7 percent lower) and Seattle (3 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

▲19%

▼0%

National Average
$71,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Salaries

National Average
$71,000



Project Management
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None:
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