Urban Planner Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Urban Planner is $51,494 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Writing and Microsoft Office.
Urban Planner Total Pay (?
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$38,536 - $80,393
(Median)
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51K
64K
80K
MEDIAN: $51,493
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Urban Planner Total Pay (?
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$14.25 - $34.60
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,536 - $80,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $4,000  
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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$36,870 - $80,696  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 649
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.25 - $34.60  
   
Overtime
$20.91 - $51.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$950 - $4,000  
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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$36,870 - $80,696  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 649
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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

San Francisco
up arrow 46%
Seattle
up arrow 31%
New York
up arrow 13%
Boston
up arrow 13%
Portland
up arrow 11%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
Washington
up arrow 6%
New Orleans
up arrow 4%
Fort Lauderdale
0%
National Average
$52,000
Philadelphia
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Chicago
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Austin
up arrow 16%
Indianapolis
up arrow 22%
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Experience Affects Urban Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%
AutoCAD
up arrow 4%
Design
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%
National Average
$52,000
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%
Graphic Design
up arrow 7%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%
Research Analysis
up arrow 23%

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Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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