Town Planner Salary

The average salary for a Town Planner is $57,786 per year.

$36,153 - $86,162
$36K
$58K
$86K
MEDIAN: $57,786
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$36,153 - $86,162  
   
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$36,210 - $85,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Town Planner

Town planners specialize in short- and long-term decisions involving community development. Their aim to oversee the development of aspects such as agriculture, tourism, and transportation to optimize the town's growth. Town planning is a broad area of work and requires a broad range of skills to match. Some planners focus on particular areas, such as historical development or environmental aspects of building. Duties associated with town planner positions include filing zoning requests with city officials, attending meetings with potential contractors vying for development contracts, designing layouts, and conducting resource planning to meet project deadlines. Their work may involve using computer-aided design (CAD) programs.

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Town 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 Town Planner

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

Key Stats for Town Planner

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Town Planner Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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