Average Entry-Level Urban Planners make around $49K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Entry-Level Urban Planners who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Entry-Level Urban Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,232 - $64,529
(Median)
$38K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,195
10%
50%
90%

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$15.05 - $28.75
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,232 - $64,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,070  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$37,257 - $64,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $28.75  
   
Overtime
$20.67 - $47.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,070  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$37,257 - $64,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,091

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Urban Planners in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Urban Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Portland (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Entry-Level Urban Planners in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Minneapolis (8 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries

Technical Writing
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Project Management
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Graphic Design
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Research Analysis
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Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$49,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 8%

ArcGIS
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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