City Planner Salary

The average salary for a City Planner is $56,176 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.

$39,840 - $82,829
$40K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,176
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50%
90%

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$18.63 - $40.74
$19
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,840 - $82,829  
   
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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$39,927 - $83,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$18.63 - $40.74  
   
Overtime
$31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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).
)
$39,927 - $83,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 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.
  • Assist and make recommendations on funding allocations for programs or transportation projects.
  • 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.

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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

Q: What is it like working as a City Planner?

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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Key Stats for City Planner

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects City Planner Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect City Planner Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
▲4%

National Average
$56,000

Public Speaking
▼1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼2%

autodesk autocad
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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