Jobs & Outlook
Professionals with GIS skills are in great demand in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country and around the world.
Local (Bay Area) Jobs
- Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA) provides a listing of local companies looking for professionals with GIS skills. BAAMA also provides professional networking opportunities.
National and International Jobs
- GIS Jobs Clearninghouse Primarily postings in the USA
- GISJobs.com National and international Geospatial Technology jobs
- URISA Marketplace for job listings The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is the national association for GIS professionals
How much money will I make?
Salary surveys for professionals with GIS skills vary widely. GIS skills tend to increase your salary from the base rate associated with your job skill. For example, a peace officer with GIS skills could see a 3-5% increase in their salary. Below are some links to GIS salary surveys. The URISA salary survey found that the average geospatial professional earned $61,540 in 2011.
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For more information on careers in Geotechnology, see the GeoTech Center
Questions?Please contact me!
K. Allison Lenkeit Meezan, GIS Department Chair
Building 3000, Room 3020, Main Campus