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GIS Specialist Salary
in Virginia, United States

$62,853 (USD)

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Last updated: February 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a GIS Specialist is $62,853 a year and $30 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a GIS Specialist is between $45,782 and $77,050. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a GIS Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Creates databases, maps, and/or graphs that can be combined with geographically referenced data, working with GIS software and programs that have the capacity to relate different types of data, such as socioeconomic, demographic, administrative or political boundaries, land use, land cover, environmental, infrastructure, and transportation networks.
  • Keeps databases, maps, and graphs maintained.
  • Meets with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
  • Conducts research to locate and obtain existing databases.
GIS Specialist Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Job family population: 51,890

Estimated population of GIS Specialist jobs: 4,820

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



GIS Specialist Job Listings for Virginia, United States

GIS Technician
Feb 20
Richmond, VA, USA
National Computing Group
Responsible for GIS data conversion tasks including scanning, geo-referencing, digitizing and attribution. * Works in GIS and database applications which model utility distribution systems
GIS Technician
Feb 19
Richmond, VA, USA
System One
System One Services is currently seeking a GIS Technician for a 1-year contract assignment located in Richmond, VA. LOCAL candidates only - Per Diem and Mob/Demob are not available for this position
GIS Technician III 26125
Feb 6
City of Virginia Beach Information Technology
The City of Virginia Beach is currently recruiting for a GIS Technician III to work on our Geospatial Information Services Team. As a member of the Geospatial Information Services team (GIS), the GIS ...
Cartographic Analyst Apprentice TS/SCI w/ Poly Level Clearance REQUIRED-Springfield, VA
Feb 9
Springfield, VA, USA
Experience in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which includes skill in ArcGIS applications * Experience in creating shapefiles, geo-databases, and features * Knowledge ...
Cartographic Analyst Journeyman-TS/SCI with Poly REQUIRED-Spring with Security Clearance
Feb 6
Springfield, United States
Knowledge of geospatial analysis software suites (GIS commercial software packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS & SocetSet, including common office software to include spreadsheets, word processing) used by ...
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