Urban Planner Salary

The average salary for an Urban Planner is $52,574 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$39,172 - $81,670
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,574
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$14.63 - $34.65
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,172 - $81,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,952  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,047  
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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$38,541 - $81,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 628
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $34.65  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $52.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,047  
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).
)
$38,541 - $81,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Urban Planner

Urban planners map out the most effective use of a community’s land and infrastructure. They analyze economic, environmental, and social trends that help in the development of a plan for the land use.

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Urban Planner Tasks

  • Analyze and forecast financial impacts and costs of various strategies.
  • Provide land use, environmental, and/or transportation plans and working documents.
  • Assess regional environment to create plans, design concepts, and preliminary engineering budgets.
  • Characterize population and types of usage for a region to evaluate needs, infrastructure, and costs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Urban Planner

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Experience Affects Urban Planner Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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