Average Urban Planner Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Urban Planner in Canada is C$59,922.
MEDIAN C$59,922
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C$43k - C$88k
C$983 - C$10k
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C$10 - C$3k
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C$43k - C$93k

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Job Description for Urban Planner

Urban Planner Tasks
  • Assess regional environment to create plans, design concepts, and preliminary engineering budgets.
  • Characterize population and types of usage for a region to evaluate needs, infrastructure, and costs.
  • Analyze and forecast financial impacts and costs of various strategies.
  • Provide land use, environmental, and/or transportation plans and working documents.

Popular Employer Salaries for Urban Planner

The top respondents for the job title Urban Planner are from the companies Dillon Consulting Ltd., WSP Global Inc. and Stantec. Reported salaries are highest at WSP Global Inc. where the average pay is C$80,000. Dillon Consulting Ltd. pays the lowest at around C$56,000.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Urban Planner. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Urban Planner
Facilities Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Urban Planner

Skills in Project Management, Policy Analysis, Public Speaking, Research Analysis and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Urban Planner

An entry-level Urban Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$48,670 based on 90 salaries. An early career Urban Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,837 based on 244 salaries. A mid-career Urban Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$68,171 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Urban Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,991 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$96,310.
Employees with Urban Planner in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (20.4% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (16.6% less), Halifax, Nova Scotia (8.2% less) and Toronto, Ontario (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

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