Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

With more than half of Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $54K to $80K per year and averages out to $59K per year. Unfortunately, most individuals in this role do not enjoy their jobs. Male Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Job Description for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Senior geographic information systems (GIS) specialists are responsible for analyzing geo-spatial production information and techniques and processing geographical information with specialized software. They may also manage geo-spatial endeavors and remote sensing tasks and typically use a personal computer to input coordinates, write reports, and run calculations based on their observations. Proficiency with different programming languages is necessary in this position to create scripts and run code.

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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Tasks

  • Utilize GIS software and tools to produce complex analyses and interpretations.
  • Document information and database schemas and audit contents of databases.
  • Design databases and interfaces, working with end users to ensure usability.
  • Input, integrate, validate and update data sets, identifying gaps.

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Key Stats for Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
57%

Experience Affects Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲2%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
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