The average salary for an Urban Planner in Canada is C$59,922.
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Job Description for Urban Planner
Urban planners map out the most effective use of a community’s land and infrastructure. They analyze economic, environmental, and social trends that help in the development of a plan for the land use. Urban planners are typically independent contractors hired by a variety of clients: developers, private firms, government, and private property owners. They may develop a plan for a community based on a number of factors, including the goal for the area. Some urban planners focus more on developi…Read more
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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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