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GIS Salary Expectations Globally: Climb The GIS Career Ladder

By December 19, 2018January 31st, 2020No Comments

How much do those working in GIS make?  In trying to figure out the financial landscape for the GIS industry, there are a few different sources available for determining what kind of salary you can expect to make as a GIS professional.

Overall, the average salaries follows along the rough hierarchy one expects for GIS job titles. For example, GIS interns make the least amount of money, followed by GIS technicians.  GIS Analysts average more than the GIS specialists and both GIS programmers and developers earn more than the Analysts.  Among the management level positions, GIS coordinators make the least on average, followed by GIS Managers.

The field of Geospatial and Geomatics brings a range of different career options. At the lower level of the pay scale, technicians and draftsmen typically earn the least. Often, skills person include databases, analysis and mapping. However, analysts, technicians and draftsmen do all the heavy-lifting for project workloads. As we move higher in salary range, we see more specialized skilled professions. For example, Remote Sensing and LiDAR analysts are in the mid-range pay scale range. Also in this pay scale are software developers who write code in GIS programming. Senior GIS positions are on the top of the salary list. For example, GIS project managers plan, execute and close projects.

GIS salaries vary greatly by region and by industry.  The best way to get an estimate as to your earning power based on your location, experience, and field of interest is through salary surveys. In other words, the higher the level of education and experience you have, the higher the scale of the pay you would get. Turns out, there is a whole list of alternative search terms to find GIS jobs that you can use. Sometimes, it is just better to start thinking outside the box.

Geomatika University College offered programmes from Diploma up to Post-Graduates in Geographic Information System. Below is the list of the programmes offered:

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