GIS Pay Ranges
Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:33 PM
I have been working as a GIS Specialist for the same small company for the last 4+ years and have a sneaking suspicion that my salary is less than it could be. Is there anything out there (forum posts, surveys, guides, general knowledge etc.) that I can use to make a salary comparison? I know there are a lot of variables that determine a person's salary, but I know I bring a lot to the company in GIS technical expertise, some sales & marketing, plus project scoping & management. I've also had to teach myself to be proficient in water rights law, which was no small feat. Would anyone be willing to share their thoughts and information on this topic? Thank you!
Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:31 PM
Salary.com used to be way off, but the data the past few years has gotten pretty darn accurate.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:41 PM
I've been working in GIS for 3+ years, and find that it can vary a lot. I worked for the Federal Gov't making $50k entry level, and it seems that postings for Municipal and Provincial governments are around $50-$60k, again for entry level. (0-2 years experience) I've always heard that the private sector pays more, but that has not been my personal experience. My pay in the private sector has ranged from $31k-$38k and it's never felt quite fair.
This page seems useful:
Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:39 PM
Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:47 PM
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:52 PM
And making noise is easier when you can point to skill improvements, process improvements etc which prove your worth, so start detailing those.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:55 PM
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