Pay for Entry-Level Urban Planners sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women Entry-Level Urban Planners who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,373 - $64,778
$38K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,413
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$15.36 - $27.96
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,373 - $64,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,900  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$37,262 - $64,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $27.96  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $48.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,900  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$37,262 - $64,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,238

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Urban Planners in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Urban Planners will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), Portland (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Entry-Level Urban Planners in Indianapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (9 percent lower) and Minneapolis (8 percent lower).

Key Stats for Urban Planner

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
079
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 9%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%


Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$49,000

Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 8%

ArcGIS
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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