Urban and Regional Planner Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Urban and Regional Planner is $51,424 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Adobe Illustrator. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Urban and Regional Planner Total Pay (?
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$37,079 - $79,060
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,424
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Urban and Regional Planner Total Pay (?
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$15.15 - $39.32
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,079 - $79,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,899  
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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$36,570 - $80,854  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $39.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,899  
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).
)
$36,570 - $80,854  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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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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Experience Affects Urban and Regional Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Urban and Regional Planner Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 11%
National Average
$52,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
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: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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