Entry-Level Urban Planner Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Urban Planners lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Urban Planners (53 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Entry-Level Urban Planners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,402 - $65,249
$38K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,762
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50%
90%

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$14.98 - $28.76
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.08
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,402 - $65,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$37,319 - $64,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $28.76  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $47.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
   
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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$37,319 - $64,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,648

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Urban Planners that is 23 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Urban Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Portland (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Urban Planners in Indianapolis earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Miami (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Urban Planner

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries

Technical Writing
▲7%





Microsoft Office
▲1%


Graphic Design
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Design
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼2%

AutoCAD
▼4%

autodesk autocad
▼4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼7%

ArcGIS
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%
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