URISA has released the Executive Summary for the 2017 GIS Salary Survey. This document is a preview of the 2017 URISA GIS Salary Survey, and includes valuable summary data from the survey results. The full publication with an abundance of detailed tabular data and extensive cross-tabulations will be included in the full publication release in January 2018.
The full Salary Survey results publication will be available for purchase through URISA. URISA International Members will receive a discount.
Quick Hits from 2017:
- The survey is based on 3,060 respondents who are employed full-time.
- The average salary of survey respondents was $70,857 – an increase of 15% over the 2010 average of $61,540.
- GISPs, on average, earned $10,000 more than non-GISPs.
- A majority (57.7%) of respondents are employed within some level of government, from local to federal agencies.
- Most receive additional forms of compensation including health insurance, paid conference attendance, life insurance, paid training, pension/retirement plans and 401(s) plans.
- They spend an average of 70.8% of their time performing geospatial tasks and work an average of 41.6 hours per week.
- The minimum level of education required for their position is a Bachelor’s degree.
- They have an average of 13.5 years of professional experience and have been in their current position for an average of 6.8 years.
- Less than half (42.5%) were GISPs.
- Two-thirds were male and the average age of respondents was 40.5 years.
- Most (90.4%) respondents were from the U.S. with the greatest concentration from the South Atlantic, Pacific, Mountain and West South Central regions.
To view the Executive Summary go to – http://www.urisa.org/gis-salaries. The Summary is free and available to everyone.