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Urban Designer Salary

An Urban Designer earns an average salary of $51,039 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 20 years' experience in this career.

$39,992 - $80,472
(Median)
$40K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,038
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$0$27K$54K$81K
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$39,992 - $80,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
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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$40,278 - $79,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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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Experience Affects Urban Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Urban Designer Salaries

Design
up arrow 11%

National Average
$51,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%