GIS Salary Resources
I typically teach a couple GIS courses per semester at San Antonio College, and this semester is no different as I’m currently teaching “Introduction to GIS”, and “Programming for GIS”. As part of my course materials for the “Introduction to GIS” course I always put together a lecture covering the various career tracks that one can take in this field along with general salary range information for the positions. In general, I have found that students and even experienced professionals often don’t have a good grasp of the opportunities available to them so it’s good to cover this information. Below you will find a list of salary resources for GIS professionals. This is by no means an all inclusive list, but it should be a good beginning point for both students and active professionals. These resources can help provide answers to questions such as:
- Am I being compensated fairly for my skill set, level of experience, education, years of experience, certification, and geographic location?
- What kind of compensation can I expect to earn by gaining various GIS skills and education?
- I’m considering taking a position in another part of the country. How does the cost of living compare?
- What can I expect to earn in an entry-level position
- What are the various GIS positions and how are they compensated
- What is the compensation difference between public and private sector employment
GIS Salary and Employment
- Directions Magazine (Podcast: The State of GIS Salaries and Employment)
- URISA 2007 Salary Survey
- GISP/Non-GISP Respondent Appendix
- GISjobs.com Salary Survey
- Payscale.com GIS Salary
- Salary.com for GIS Professions (written by GeoSpatial Training)
- GeoCommunity Salary Survey
Please feel free to contribute additional resources.