City Planner Salary (United States)

The average salary for a City Planner is $57,376 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
City Planner Total Pay (?
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$38,312 - $93,522
(Median)
38K
57K
71K
94K
MEDIAN: $57,376
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City Planner Total Pay (?
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$8.80 - $28.12
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28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,312 - $93,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$32,578 - $92,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $28.12  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
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).
)
$32,578 - $92,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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.

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Experience Affects City Planner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 14 votes.
Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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