The average salary for an Urban Planner is $51,875 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Microsoft Office is associated with high pay for this job.
Urban Planner Total Pay (?
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$38,635 - $80,400
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65K
80K
MEDIAN: $51,875
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Urban Planner Total Pay (?
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$14.43 - $33.76
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22
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34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,635 - $80,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$36,402 - $80,400  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 665
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $33.76  
   
Overtime
$21.48 - $50.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$36,402 - $80,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 665
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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
Seattle
up arrow 29%
San Francisco
up arrow 27%
Los Angeles
up arrow 14%
Boston
up arrow 13%
Washington
up arrow 6%
New York
up arrow 4%
National Average
$51,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Fort Lauderdale
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Austin
up arrow 14%
Indianapolis
up arrow 20%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Urban Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 24%
AutoCAD
up arrow 4%
Design
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%
Graphic Design
up arrow 8%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 166 votes.
Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 9%
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