The average salary for a City Planner is $55,106 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$40,202 - $82,904
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $55,106
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90%

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$18.85 - $39.92
(Median)
$19
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,202 - $82,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,257 - $83,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.85 - $39.92  
   
Overtime
$20.77 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$40,257 - $83,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for City Planner

City planners are responsible for planning developmental procedures in a city and are often at the forefront of new projects as they are implemented. They are also involved in zoning and permits for their cities, so multitasking and the ability to handle several projects at a time are highly beneficial for this position.

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City Planner Tasks

  • Develop, design, and implement studies on transportation, air quality, housing, and population, and analyze and report on results.
  • Address social, economic, environmental, and health problems by making recommendations location improvements or zoning regulations.
  • Assist and make recommendations on funding allocations for programs or transportation projects.
  • Develop long and short term plans for land use, growth, maintenance, and revitalization.
  • Monitor relevant legislation and ensure compliance of all projects with federal, state, and local regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for City Planner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

City Planner Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

City Planner in Baraboo:
"Marketing Services."
Get some relevant work experience first before getting a master's degree. Stress level is high.

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Experience Affects City Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect City Planner Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

National Average
$55,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 11%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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