Average City Planner Salary

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The average salary for a City Planner is $57,606.
MEDIAN $57,606
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$41k - $92k
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$41k - $90k

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Job Description for City Planner

City 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 City Planner

Skills in Public Speaking and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Project Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Pay by Experience Level for City Planner

An entry-level City Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,112 based on 42 salaries. An early career City Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,171 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career City Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,435 based on 63 salaries. An experienced City Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,549 based on 64 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,320.
Employees with City Planner in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 71.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (26.5% more) and Portland, Oregon (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jacksonville, Florida (19.3% less).

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