An Urban Planner earns an average salary of $53,851 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. A skill in Graphic Design is associated with high pay for this job.
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$39,667 - $80,459
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,851
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90%

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$16.93 - $41.54
(Median)
$17
$24
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,667 - $80,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,836  
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $49,316  
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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$39,117 - $82,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 593
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.93 - $41.54  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $49.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $49,316  
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).
)
$39,117 - $82,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,819

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Experience Affects Urban Planner Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries



Technical Writing
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Design
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
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ArcGIS
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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