Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Urban Planner is $57,470
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Urban Planners?
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 $47,257 based on 85 salaries. An early career Urban Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,536 based on 575 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Urban Planners Do?
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.
Urban planners are typically independent contractors hired by a variety of clients: developers, private firms, government, and private property owners. They may develop a plan for a community based on a number of factors, including the goal for the area. Some urban planners focus more on …Read more
- 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.