An Urban Planner earns an average salary of C$57,547 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Public Speaking is associated with high pay for this job.

C$42,930 - C$90,946
C$43K
C$60K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$60,010
10%
50%
90%
C$20.45 - C$49.33
C$20
C$32
C$49
MEDIAN: C$32.29
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$97K
Salary C$42,930 - C$90,946
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,193
Profit Sharing C$10.07 - C$21,852
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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C$43,581 - C$97,416
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 382
Hourly Data C$0C$82
Hourly Rate C$20.45 - C$49.33
Overtime C$20.27 - C$82.43
Annual Data C$0C$97K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,193
Profit Sharing C$10.07 - C$21,852
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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C$43,581 - C$97,416
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

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.

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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.

Urban Planner Job Listings

Popular Skills for Urban Planner

Pay by Experience Level for Urban Planner

Pay by Experience for an Urban Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Urban Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Urban Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Urban Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$78,000 based on 38 salaries. An Urban Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$96,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$61,976

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

Urban Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Urban Planner?

Urban Planner in Halifax:
"Urban Planner at WSP."
Pros: Work flexibility, banked hours, corporate culture, experience and industry exposure.
Cons: Lower pay scale.

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Key Stats for Urban Planner

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Urban Planner Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

▲26%

▲12%

National Average
C$62,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Urban Planner Salaries



National Average
C$62,000


Design
▼3%

Data Analysis
▼5%

Technical Writing
▼17%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%