The average salary for an Urban and Regional Planner in Canada is C$67,497.
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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. Urban planners are primari…Read more
Urban and Regional 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.
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Popular Skills for Urban and Regional Planner
Skills in Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis and Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Urban and Regional Planner
An early career Urban and Regional Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$58,937 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Urban and Regional Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$78,324 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Urban and Regional Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$75,504 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$92,486.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Urban and Regional Planner in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (14.8% less) and Toronto, Ontario (10.1% less).
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