The average pay for an Urban and Regional Planner is $51,032 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning, Technical Writing, and Adobe Illustrator. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Urban and Regional Planner Total Pay (?
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$37,206 - $79,027
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MEDIAN: $51,031
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Urban and Regional Planner Total Pay (?
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$15.38 - $38.87
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,206 - $79,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,046  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $14,681  
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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$36,831 - $80,861  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 622
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $38.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $14,681  
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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$36,831 - $80,861  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 622
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Job Description for Urban and Regional Planner
An urban regional planner works in the urban planning field. They create plans for the purpose of optimizing efficiency and effectiveness of a community’s land and infrastructure. For example, some urban planners focus on zoning and land use requirements, while others focus on sidewalk design and streetlight installation to optimize traffic flow. Other areas of emphasis include transportation systems (e.g., railways), urban development, and environmental reclamation.
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Urban and Regional Planner Tasks
  • Develop, design, and implement studies on transportation, air quality, housing, and population, and analyze and report on results.
  • Address social, economic, environmental, and health problems by making recommendations location improvements or zoning regulations.
  • Assist and make recommendations on funding allocations for programs or transportation projects.
  • Develop long and short term plans for land use, growth, maintenance, and revitalization.
  • Monitor relevant legislation and ensure compliance of all projects with federal, state, and local regulations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Urban and Regional Planner
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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New York
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National Average
$51,000
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Experience Affects Urban and Regional Planner Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Urban and Regional Planner Salaries

Policy Analysis
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Technical Writing
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Adobe Illustrator
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Project Management
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National Average
$51,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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