2014 URISA GIS Salary Survey

URISA's GIS Salary Survey is an ideal resource for both job seekers and for those who hire GIS staff. URISA conducts a periodic comprehensive Salary Survey for GIS Professionals. The first Survey was launched in 1998, with subsequent editions published in 2003, 2007 and in 2011.

As in the past, an Executive Summary will be available on the URISA website for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results will be available for purchase.

There were data issues with the 2014 survey, so we plan to proceed with a 2016 version ASAP.

In addition to salary data presented according to job title, employer type and geographical region, the survey delves into:

  • How have salary levels changed over the years?
  • Have GIS departments increased in size?
  • What non-technical skills are required?
  • What GIS software proficiencies are necessary?
  • What benefits do organizations typically offer?
  • How frequent do GIS professionals change jobs and are job changes within the same sector?
  • How long is the average workweek?
  • How has GIS certification impacted salaries?
  • Are GIS professionals actively pursuing continuing education?
  • ... and much more

Quick Hits from 2011:

  • GISPs, on average, earned $10,000 more than non-GISPs
  • The average salary of survey respondents was $61,540 - an increase of 2.5%
  • GIS Managers saw a 3.8% increase in salary in 2010-2011 – from $67,302 to $69,842
  • Over 65% of respondents are employed within some level of government-- from local to federal agencies
  • Most respondents to this survey hold GIS-related titles, with many possessing management responsibilities

For an Executive Summary of the 2011 Salary Survey results, click here.

Purchase the 2010-2011 URISA Salary Survey

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