Urban Planner Salary

The average salary for an Urban Planner is $54,039 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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$39,708 - $79,749
$40K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,039
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50%
90%

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$15.80 - $41.10
$16
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $24.10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,708 - $79,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,875  
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $49,665  
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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$39,136 - $81,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.80 - $41.10  
   
Overtime
$18.73 - $49.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $49,665  
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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$39,136 - $81,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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

  • 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.
  • Analyze and forecast financial impacts and costs of various strategies.
  • Provide land use, environmental, and/or transportation plans and working documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Urban Planner

Pay by Experience for an Urban Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Urban Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 463 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Urban Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Urban Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 127 salaries. An Urban Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,971

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Key Stats for Urban Planner

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Urban Planner Salaries

▲71%

▲30%

▲15%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries




▲3%




Adobe InDesign
▼0%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

Public Speaking
▼0%

National Average
$54,000


▼3%



Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%
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