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Working As A GIS Technician

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $69,943

    Average Salary

What Does A GIS Technician Do

A GIS Technician is responsible for making maps and customizing geographic information systems applications. They also provide technical support to users or clients regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of geographic information systems databases.

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GIS Technician Career Paths

GIS Technician
Quality Control Technician Quality Assurance Specialist Data Analyst
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Design Technician Design Engineer Project Leader
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst Information Systems Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Technician Field Service Technician Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
GIS Analyst
GIS Manager
7 Yearsyrs
GIS Coordinator GIS Specialist GIS Analyst
GIS Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Aided Design Designer Project Coordinator Purchasing Manager
Group Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Technician Network Engineer Lead Network Engineer
Incident Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Surveyor Field Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
GIS Analyst Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Design Technician Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Field Service Technician Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Support Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Surveyor Project Engineer Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Aided Design Designer Engineer Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
GIS Specialist GIS Analyst
Senior GIS Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Support Analyst Technical Support Engineer
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Systems Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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GIS Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

65.8%

Female

31.7%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.2%

French

8.9%

Portuguese

5.1%

German

5.1%

Arabic

5.1%

Russian

3.8%

Japanese

3.2%

Mandarin

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Hebrew

1.9%

Hindi

1.3%

Armenian

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Chinese

1.3%

Czech

1.3%

Persian

1.3%

Dakota

1.3%

Swedish

0.6%

Swahili

0.6%

Sanskrit

0.6%
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GIS Technician Education

Schools

Texas State University

10.2%

Pennsylvania State University

7.0%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

6.0%

University of Denver

5.7%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

5.5%

Arizona State University

5.2%

West Virginia University

5.2%

Texas A&M University

5.0%

Portland State University

4.4%

Florida State University

4.4%

Jackson State University

4.4%

Ohio University -

4.2%

Northern Arizona University

4.2%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.2%

Kennesaw State University

4.2%

Oregon State University

4.2%

Iowa State University

4.2%

University of Phoenix

3.9%

University of Oregon

3.9%

University of Arizona

3.9%
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Majors

Geography

50.6%

Environmental Science

11.2%

Geology

8.1%

Urban Planning

4.0%

Business

3.4%

Drafting And Design

2.9%

Anthropology

2.1%

Computer Science

1.9%

Biology

1.6%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

1.6%

Information Technology

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Civil Engineering

1.5%

Management

1.3%

Natural Resources Management

1.3%

Medical Assisting Services

1.3%

Nursing

1.1%

Forestry

1.1%

Medical Technician

1.1%

Information Systems

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.7%

Masters

22.4%

Other

11.8%

Certificate

7.1%

Associate

6.8%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.2%
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Real GIS Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
GIS Technologist Cambridge Systematics, Inc. New York, NY Feb 04, 2015 $105,789
GIS Technologist Northsouthgis LLC Los Angeles, CA Oct 11, 2015 $97,000
GIS Technologist Cambridge Systematics, Inc. New York, NY Dec 11, 2015 $90,000
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician USA Waste-Management Resources, L.L.C. Houston, TX Sep 30, 2012 $65,354 -
$76,066
GIS Technician KLD Engineering, P .C. Islandia, NY Aug 29, 2016 $63,170
Facilities GIS Technician George Mason University Fairfax, VA Dec 05, 2016 $56,000
Facilities GIS Technician George Mason University Fairfax, VA May 12, 2016 $56,000
GIS Technician Visual Lease Services, Inc. Holdenville, OK Mar 20, 2014 $53,427
GIS Technician/Cartographer Visual Lease Services, Inc. Holdenville, OK Mar 07, 2014 $53,427
GIS Technician Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Baltimore, MD Oct 22, 2009 $51,953
GIS Technician Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. Columbia, MD Sep 09, 2012 $51,376
GIS Technician Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Baltimore, MD Mar 16, 2010 $50,500 -
$51,953
GIS Technician Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Baltimore, MD Apr 28, 2010 $50,500 -
$51,953
GIS Technician Coachella Valley Association of Governments Palm Desert, CA Aug 05, 2014 $48,699
GIS Technician Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Baltimore, MD Mar 16, 2013 $44,762
GIS Technician/Analyst 3I People, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Dec 13, 2010 $41,740 -
$93,915
GIS Technician AMEC Earth & Environmental Tempe, AZ Oct 01, 2010 $40,435

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Top Skills for A GIS Technician

  1. Database
  2. GPS
  3. Arcgis
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  • Cataloged and organized project data in databases.
  • Used varying quality of client topographic maps, for mission planning effectively, with Google Earth Pro and consumer GPS devices.
  • Performed quality assurance and quality checking of FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map GIS data using ArcGIS 8.3.
  • Generated standard civil engineering details using AutoCAD
  • Installed main ESRI ArcMap software and creates user accounts and roles in SQL DB.

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Top 10 Best States for GIS Technicians

  1. Colorado
  2. Alaska
  3. Connecticut
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Maryland
  6. Virginia
  7. Alabama
  8. South Carolina
  9. New Jersey
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