Urban Designer Salary

An Urban Designer earns an average salary of $58,582 per year. A skill in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years 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.

$45,227 - $79,294
$45K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,187
10%
50%
90%

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$23.08 - $25.43
$25
MEDIAN: $24.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,227 - $79,294  
   
Bonus
$2.79 - $7,652  
Total Pay (?
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$46,983 - $78,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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
$2.79 - $7,652  
   
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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$46,983 - $78,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

Pay by Experience for an Urban Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Urban Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Urban Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Urban Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 14 salaries. An Urban Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,800

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Key Stats for Urban Designer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
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Experience Affects Urban Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$58,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Urban Designer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲15%

Project Management
▲8%

3D Rendering
▲4%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲3%

Adobe Photoshop
▲1%

National Average
$58,000

autodesk autocad
▼4%

Graphic Design
▼5%

Design
▼7%


Adobe InDesign
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 22%
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