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11F – GIS SALARIES IN 2010-11

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William Huxhold, UW Milwaukee
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has recently completed another salary survey of
GIS/IT professionals.This presentation will provide an executive summary of the results. Come and see what GIS
professionals are made of and what they are worth.

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11F – GIS SALARIES IN 2010-11

  1. 1. William Huxhold, GISPUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  2. 2.  Survey completed in 2010  1,022 usable responsesFrom:URISA Salary Survey for IT/GIS Professionals,November 2011Urban and Regional Information Systems Association www.urisa.org
  3. 3. GIS employees in respondent organization:Average = 48 employees (61 in 2006)Median = 7 employees (8 in 2006)
  4. 4. GIS MANAGER – 21.7% GIS COORDINATOR – 16.7% GIS SPECIALIST – 13.9% GIS DATA ANALYST – 13.0% GIS TECHNICIAN – 8.1%GIS SYSTEM SOFTWARE ANALYST – 5.6% GIO/DIRECTOR OF GIS – 4.0% OTHER – 4.0% GIS USER (Heavy) –3.5% EDUCATOR – 1.9% CONSULTANT – 1.5% STUDENT – 1.1 % Other IT Titles – 4.7%
  5. 5.  ESRI 70%+ Windows XP 76.0% (Macintosh 2.1%) Access 72.5% Excel 75.1% SQL Server 49.9% Visual Basic 43.5% Python 40.8% (24.0% in 2006)
  6. 6.  ArcGIS 9.x 71.7% ArcGis 10.x 66.8% SDE/GeoDatabase 44.6% Extensions 43.6% ArcGIS Server 38.7%
  7. 7.  AutoDesk AutoCAD 18.3 Open Source 9.7 ERDAS Imagine 9.6 Other 9.3 Bentley MicroStation 5.2 Oracle Spatial 4.8 MapInfo Professional 4.6 ERDAS 3.5 Intergraph GeoMedia 3.5 Smallworld GIS 1.2 Caliper Maptitude 0.7 MapInfo Mapextreme 0.5 Caliper TransCADD 0.4 Intergraph MGE 0.4
  8. 8.  Project Management 73.7% Technical Support 73.4% Teaching/Training 60.7% Research 60.2% Report Writing 57.1% Public Speaking 56.8%
  9. 9. West EastCalifornia 29 Massachusetts 42Montana 27 New York 12Midwest SouthOhio 45 Florida 99North Dakota 41 Georgia 75Wisconsin 41 North Carolina 41Illinois 22 Texas 14
  10. 10. GIO/DIRECTOR OF GIS $82,656 ($82,031 in 2006)GIS MANAGER $69,842 ($67,302 in 2006)GIS COORDINATOR $57,849 ($57,633 in 2006)GIS SPECIALIST $53,538 ($52,315 in 2006)GIS ANALYST/PROGR. $64,872 ($59,063 in 2006)GIS DATA ANALYST $52,526 ($50,242 in 2006)GIS TECHNICIAN $39,630 ($37,782 in 2006)GIS USER (Heavy) $57,000 ($51,436 in 2006)CONSULTANT $81,818 ($96,785 in 2006)
  11. 11.  Municipal Government $61,711 (up 4.0%) County Government $56,607 (up 2.5%) State Agency $60,942 (up 8.2%) Regional Agency $52,500 (down 13.7%) Federal Agency $66,875 (down 5.9%) Private Sector $65,675 (up 0.7%) Public Utility $67,652 (up 21.5%)
  12. 12.  GIS Experience – 10.8 years Average Age – 40.8 years MS or Higher Degree – 39.4% Geography Degree – 43.7% GIS Degree – 36.9% GISP – 34.9% Average Salary - $61,540 (2.5% over 2006) ◦ Average with GISP: $68,954 ◦ Average without GISP: $56,062

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