GIS Analyst Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for gis analysts in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 28,857 gis analysts currently employed in the United States.
  • 27.6% of all gis analysts are women, while only 67.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed gis analyst is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of gis analysts is White (62.6%), followed by Asian (15.0%) and Black or African American (9.9%).
  • The majority of gis analysts are located in TX, Houston and CO, Denver.
  • Gis analysts are most in-demand in Lakewood, CO.
  • Gis analysts are paid an average annual salary of $62,812.
  • San Jose, CA pays an annual average wage of $80,204, the highest in the US.
  • Gis analysts average starting salary is $48,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid gis analysts earn as much as $81,000 or more.
  • Delaware is the best state for gis analysts to live.
  • Gis analysts are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

GIS Analyst Statistics By Gender

Among gis analysts, 27.6% of them are women compared to 67.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 67.2%
  • Female, 27.6%
  • Unknown, 5.2%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
67.2%
Female
27.6%
Unknown
5.2%

Gender Pay Gap For GIS Analyst

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$65,652
female-income
Female Income
$62,291

GIS Analyst Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the gis analyst position over time.

Male
Female
79%
77%
74%
72%
69%
67%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
72.33%
27.67%
2009
72.36%
27.64%
2010
72.23%
27.77%
2011
72.41%
27.59%
2012
72.94%
27.06%
2013
73.44%
26.56%
2014
73.58%
26.42%
2015
73.58%
26.42%
2016
74.13%
25.87%
2017
73.93%
26.07%
2018
73.82%
26.18%

GIS Analyst Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
GIS Analyst67%28%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
GIS Analyst
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

GIS Analyst Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among gis analysts is White, which makes up 62.6% of all gis analysts. Comparatively, there are 15.0% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 62.6%
  • Asian, 15.0%
  • Black or African American, 9.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.6%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%
Job Title
GIS Analyst RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
62.6%
Asian
15.0%
Black or African American
9.9%
Hispanic or Latino
9.6%
Unknown
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%

GIS Analyst Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among gis analysts.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
64.66%
10.42%
14.70%
8.06%
2011
65.46%
10.83%
13.18%
8.30%
2012
64.65%
10.46%
14.61%
7.96%
2013
64.04%
9.77%
15.26%
8.50%
2014
62.74%
10.63%
15.27%
9.30%
2015
62.62%
10.01%
15.72%
9.13%
2016
62.01%
10.63%
15.57%
9.44%
2017
61.69%
10.55%
15.38%
9.55%
2018
62.56%
9.89%
14.96%
9.56%

GIS Analyst Wage Gap By Race

Asian gis analysts have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american gis analysts have the lowest average salary at $60,600.
$71,000
$69,000
$67,000
$65,000
$63,000
$61,000
$59,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$62,654
White$64,225
Black or African American$60,600
Asian$69,679
Hispanic or Latino$62,698

Average Age of a GIS Analyst

We determined the average age of gis analysts based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Unknown
33
36
White
42
45
Black or African American
41
44
Asian
37
37
Hispanic or Latino
36
39

GIS Analyst Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of gis analyst employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of gis analysts is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


GIS Analyst YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
16%
30-40 years
29%
40+ years
55%

Types of GIS Analyst Degree Levels

The most common degree for gis analysts is bachelor's degree 73% of gis analysts earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 15% and rounding it off is associate degree with 7%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 73%
  • Masters, 15%
  • Associate, 7%
  • Diploma, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 4%
Job Title
GIS Analyst DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
73%
Masters
15%
Associate
7%
Diploma
1%
Other Degrees
4%

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GIS Analyst Wage Gap By Education

Gis analysts with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $78,626 annually. With a Masters degree, gis analysts earn a median annual income of $70,621 compared to $65,652 for gis analysts with an Bachelors degree.
$81,000
$77,000
$73,000
$69,000
$65,000
$61,000
$57,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Master's Degree$70,621
Bachelor's Degree$65,652
Doctorate Degree$78,626
Some College/ Associate Degree$60,909

GIS Analyst Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ gis analysts. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most gis analysts is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire gis analysts.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
5%
50 - 100 employees
2%
100 - 500 employees
18%
500 - 1,000 employees
15%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
34%
> 10,000 employees
26%

The Types Of Companies GIS Analyst Work In

Employees with the gis analyst job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most gis analysts prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
6%
Public
32%
Private
47%
Government
14%

Top Industries Hiring GIS Analysts

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ gis analysts. Those industries include technology, professional and energy.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Professional

Energy

Utilities

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Technology
17%
Fortune 500
12%
Professional
11%
Energy
8%
Utilities
7%
Construction
7%
Government
5%
Finance
4%
Non Profits
4%
Manufacturing
3%
Hospitality
3%
Education
3%
Transportation
2%
Telecommunication
2%
Health Care
2%
Retail
2%
Real Estate
2%
Media
1%
Internet
1%
Start-up
1%

GIS Analyst Turnover And Employment Statistics

GIS Analyst Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of gis analysts changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescGIS Analyst Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
5.21%
2011
4.30%
2012
3.58%
2013
3.42%
2014
2.80%
2015
2.73%
2016
2.43%
2017
2.42%
2018
2.29%

The Average Number of Years That GIS Analyst Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,480 gis analysts resumes, we figured out that the average gis analyst enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
26%
1-2 years
33%
3-4 years
13%
5-7 years
14%
8-10 years
6%
11+ years
8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By GIS Analysts

The most common foreign language among gis analysts is Spanish at 45.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.4% and German is the third-most popular at 7.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 45.7%
  • French, 13.4%
  • German, 7.3%
  • Russian, 5.5%
  • Italian, 4.9%
  • Other, 23.2%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
45.7%
French
13.4%
German
7.3%
Russian
5.5%
Italian
4.9%
Other
23.2%

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GIS Analyst Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a gis analyst can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of gis analysts is $103,115. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do GIS Analysts Earn The Most?

The map here shows where gis analysts earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are GIS Analysts Located?

By looking through more than 4,480 resumes, we found that the most popular places for gis analysts are TX, Houston and CO, Denver.

Number of GIS Analysts