An Urban Designer earns an average salary of $58,963 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 3D Rendering. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$46,066 - $84,110
$46K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,962
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$23.08 - $25.43
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$46,066 - $84,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$47,708 - $82,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$24.52  
   
Overtime
$38.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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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$47,708 - $82,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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 by Experience Level for Urban Designer

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

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Key Stats for Urban Designer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Urban Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Urban Designer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 14%

3D Rendering
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 8%

Design
up arrow 8%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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