The average salary for a City Planner is $57,839 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.
City Planner Total Pay (?
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$35,479 - $93,272
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MEDIAN: $57,838
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$35,479 - $93,272  
   
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$0.00 - $7,500  
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$34,710 - $94,203  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for City Planner
  • 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.

City Planner Advice

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City Planner in Baraboo:
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Experience Affects City Planner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
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Gender
Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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