The average salary for a Transportation Planner is $49,652 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Transportation Planner Total Pay (?
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$36,277 - $76,781
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MEDIAN: $49,651
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Transportation Planner Total Pay (?
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$12.51 - $35.15
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,277 - $76,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $9,744  
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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$33,460 - $76,988  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $35.15  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $36.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $9,744  
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).
)
$33,460 - $76,988  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
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Job Description for Transportation Planner
Transportation planners design, maintain, and improve community infrastructure such as bridges, highway roads, and interstate expressways so that drivers can safely and easily travel from one place to another. These professionals may work with or for city, local, and state governments. This position may also include creating and implementing strategies to improve or further develop public transportation options.
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Transportation Planner Tasks
  • Analyze sites, environmental impacts, mitigation measures, and proposed projects.
  • Write technical reports, proposals, environmental assessments and inspection documents.
  • Coordinate technical schedule, permitting and activities for internal and external staff/consultants.
  • Represent organization to public, regulatory groups, and other groups.
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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Planner
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Orlando
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San Antonio
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$49,000
Memphis
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Phoenix
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Transportation Planner Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Transportation Planner Salaries

Strategic Planning
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National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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