Average Urban Planner Salary

$55,249
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,506
Bonus
$2,966
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Urban Planner is $55,249.
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$41k
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$84k
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MEDIAN $55,249
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Salary
$41k - $84k
Bonus
$650 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$494 - $30k
Total Pay
$40k - $84k

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Job Description for Urban Planner

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.
The top respondents for the job title Urban Planner are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Michael Baker Corporation and Otak, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Michael Baker Corporation where the average pay is $71,468. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Otak, Inc. and Aecom Corporation, earning around $67,897 and $65,244, respectively. Sam Schwartz Engineering pays the lowest at around $54,666. Sasaki Associates and Michael Baker Jr., Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,032 and $58,100, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Urban Planner

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

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 $45,755 based on 281 salaries. An early career Urban Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,127 based on 693 salaries. A mid-career Urban Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,412 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Urban Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,171 based on 216 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,383.
Employees with Urban Planner in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (9.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,524 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.4%
Early Career
45.5%
Mid Career
16.9%
Experienced
14.2%
Late Career
5.0%

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