The average salary for an Early-Career Transportation Planner is $54,857.
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Job Description for Transportation Planner
Transportation planners design, maintain, and improve community infrastructure such as bridges, highway roads, and interstate expressways so that drivers can safely and easily travel from one place to another. These professionals may work with or for city, local, and state governments. This position may also include creating and implementing strategies to improve or further develop public transportation options. Planners work with the needs of the public, as well as the limitations of the envi…Read more
Transportation Planner Tasks
- Coordinate technical schedule, permitting and activities for internal and external staff/consultants.
- Represent organization to public, regulatory groups, and other groups.
- Analyze sites, environmental impacts, mitigation measures, and proposed projects.
- Write technical reports, proposals, environmental assessments and inspection documents.
Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Planner
The top respondents for the job title Transportation Planner are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Fehr and Peers and Stantec Consulting Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Stantec Consulting Ltd. where the average pay is $69,485. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fehr and Peers, earning around $66,990. North Central Texas Council of Governments pays the lowest at around $44,285. Aecom Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,492.
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Popular Skills for Transportation Planner
Skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Planner
An entry-level Transportation Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,683 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Transportation Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,146 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Transportation Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,250 based on 167 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,830.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Transportation Planner in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.4% more) and New York, New York (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.7% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.2% less).
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