Urban Designer Salary (United States)

An Urban Designer earns an average salary of $51,271 per year. A skill in Design is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Urban Designer Total Pay (?
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$39,732 - $93,120
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MEDIAN: $51,271
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National Salary Data

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$39,732 - $93,120  
   
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$0.00 - $7,652  
Total Pay (?
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$40,130 - $85,772  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Urban Designer

An urban designer help plan land use in urban locations for public and/or private entities. They perform a number of relevant duties, such as surveying land, analyzing existing land use and needs, and educating leaders and the public on projects as needed. Urban planners usually begin projects by working with government officials and relevant individuals and organizations within the city, learning about constituents' needs and other relevant information. The urban planner has to gather materials and information for the project, as there are usually many facets of a problem they have to take into consideration before making recommendations. They work with architects and other city officials on the project, including through reviewing site plans, assessing proposals, and helping make changes to proposals and work plans as needed.
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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$51,000
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Experience Affects Urban Designer Salaries

National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Urban Designer Salaries

Design
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National Average
$51,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 21%
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