Urban Planner Salary

An Urban Planner earns an average salary of $52,793 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$39,245 - $81,371

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$15.52 - $34.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,245 - $81,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
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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$38,775 - $81,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$21.08 - $51.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
   
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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$38,775 - $81,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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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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%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Design
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 134 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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