What does a GIS Analyst IV do?

Geographic information systems (GIS) analysts work at the intersection of cartography, programming, and data analysis. They analyze spatial data through mapping software and design digital maps with geographic data and various other data sets. They are tasked with discovering patterns and trends through spatial mapping and developing mapping applications and tools and managing a digital library of geographic maps in various file types. They use their findings to explain geographic trends to clients.

GIS analysts assess spatial data by mapping software and discovering patterns and trends. They design digital maps with geographic data and other sources and create shape files that merge topographical data with external data. They produce reports on geographic data using data visualizations and perform data munging and cleaning to convert data into its desired form. GIS analysts need a degree in computer science, geography, surveying, engineering, or related fields and proficiency with database programming languages including SQL or Python. They also need proficiency with front-end design languages including HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

Education--
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

GIS Analyst IV Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,698 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
Not enough salaries reported to show distribution
$46K
Median: $70K
$106K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

GIS Analyst IV Career Path

Learn how to become a GIS Analyst IV, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Journeyman Gis Analyst
$59,938/yr
L4
Gis Analyst IV
$69,698/yr
See Career Path

GIS Analyst IV Insights

Read what GIS Analyst IV professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Environmental Resources ManagementEnvironmental Resources Management
Senior Consultant (GIS Specialist)
Sep 13, 2021

“I believe the staff here really supports one another and you have the freedom to grow and strengthen your skill sets”

Ruekert & MielkeRuekert & Mielke
GIS Analyst/Developer
Sep 10, 2019

“Some of the people are great to work with and are the reason why I am still here.”

Seattle City Light
GIS Intern
Nov 16, 2020

“I had a great supervisor who encouraged me to try new things and explore new areas where SCL could improve/adopt new technologies”

UniGroupUniGroup
GIS Analyst
Apr 16, 2020

“Everyone was nice and helpful if I had any questions.”

CanACRECanACRE
GIS Specialist
Apr 22, 2020

“Work felt very collaborative and I had a great team to work with.”

Quantum SpatialQuantum Spatial
GIS Technician
May 19, 2021

“Flexible work schedule is nice”

CyientCyient
Junior GIS Engineer, Reading
Mar 15, 2021

“Repetitive work and not much opportunity for career progression”

City of Bend, OregonCity of Bend, Oregon
Planning Technician
Sep 13, 2019

“Amazing work and life balance”

See More

GIS Analyst IV Interviews

Related Careers

Urban Planner
$66,526
No skills overlap
Research Assistant
$39,501
No skills overlap
Data Engineer
$112,493
No skills overlap
Data Analyst
$69,517
No skills overlap

GIS Analyst IV Jobs