The Geographic Information Sciences Technology/GIS

Labor Market Information

Here are a couple of Careers you can have in the GIS field.

Geographic Information Systems Technicians:  Assist scientists, technologists, or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.

Sample of reported job titles: Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GIS Specialist), Geographic Information Systems Technician (GIS Technician), Cartographer, Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator), Technical Support Specialist

 

Location

Pay
Period

2012

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$20.88

$29.48

$39.01

$48.96

$57.38

Yearly

$43,400

$61,300

$81,100

$101,800

$119,400

Utah

Hourly

$14.67

$25.97

$35.62

$43.00

$48.99

Yearly

$30,500

$54,000

$74,100

$89,400

$101,900

 

Urban and Regional planners:  Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Sample of reported job titles: Planner; Community Development Planner; Planning Director; Neighborhood Planner; City Planner; Community Development Director; Regional Planner; Airport Planner; Building, Planning, and Zoning Director; Community Planning and Development Representative

 

Location

Pay
Period

2012

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$19.95

$24.87

$31.36

$39.25

$46.94

Yearly

$41,500

$51,700

$65,200

$81,600

$97,600

Utah

Hourly

$18.66

$22.64

$27.50

$32.89

$37.65

Yearly

$38,800

$47,100

$57,200

$68,400

$78,300

United States

Employment

Percent 
Change

Job Openings 1

2012

2022

Urban and Regional Planners

38,700

42,700

+10%

21,400

Utah

Employment

Percent 
Change

Job Openings 1

2010

2020

Urban and Regional Planners

320

400

+22%

20