A Town Planner earns an average salary of AU$67,061 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$48,038 - AU$98,784
AU$48K
AU$65K
AU$99K
MEDIAN: AU$65,390
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50%
90%
AU$18.13 - AU$54.63
AU$18
AU$27
AU$55
MEDIAN: AU$27.31
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$48,038 - AU$98,784
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,081
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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AU$46,801 - AU$99,031
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 345
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$18.13 - AU$54.63
Overtime AU$44.25
Annual Data AU$0AU$99K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,081
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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AU$46,801 - AU$99,031
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Job Description for Town Planner

Town planners specialize in short- and long-term decisions involving community development. Their aim to oversee the development of aspects such as agriculture, tourism, and transportation to optimize the town's growth. Town planning is a broad area of work and requires a broad range of skills to match. Some planners focus on particular areas, such as historical development or environmental aspects of building. Duties associated with town planner positions include filing zoning requests with city officials, attending meetings with potential contractors vying for development contracts, designing layouts, and conducting resource planning to meet project deadlines. Their work may involve using computer-aided design (CAD) programs.

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Town Planner Tasks

  • 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.
  • Assist and make recommendations on funding allocations for programs or transportation projects.
  • 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.

Town Planner Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Town Planner

Pay by Experience for a Town Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Town Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Town Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$81,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Town Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$93,000 based on 42 salaries. A Town Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$97,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$64,530

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Town Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Town Planner?

Town Planner in Perth:
"Political, Corporate, Respected, High Stress."
Pros: Ability to create and develop beneficial infrastructure.
Cons: High stress and difficult work/life balance.

Town Planner in Sydney:
"I work good hours and learn a lot from working."
Pros: I work good hours and learn a lot from working. I receive a decent amount of annual leave and long service leave entitlements. Good environment for working. Can switch between full time to part time depending on circumstances associated with parenting. Maternity leave is available. Decent pay and pay rises on annual basis. Entitlements to take on further training. Roster day off every fortnight. Work flexibility.
Cons: Conflict management, Handling enquiries and complaints from the stakeholders and general public. Stress management.

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Key Stats for Town Planner

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Town Planner Salaries

▲51%

▲44%

▲25%

National Average
AU$65,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Town Planner Salaries



National Average
AU$65,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 88%