Salary for Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists

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This occupation has now been updated to Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians

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Professionals in this field must be familiar with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS, and their applications. Specialties may include military, agricultural, mining, retail, urban planning and health care applications, among others. These specialists produce maps, tables, reports, and data layers using GIS technology. Additionally, they may compile and process data used in GIS technology, and train other professionals in the field. Other duties may include programming, debugging, running data analysis, and developing software for GIS technology. Post-secondary education and experience working in related fields is required for this occupation.

A Geospatial Information Scientist or Technologist can expect a wage between $51,890 to $201,150 depending on education and experience. can get an average wage of one hundred and twelve thousand one hundred and ten dollars per annum.

have the highest pay levels in Texas, which has average job salaries of close to about $166,720. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can receive an average job salary of $194,680.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 52.75 percent nationwide in that time.


Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance