The average salary for an Urban and Regional Planner is $56,053.
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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 Strategic Planning and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Technical Writing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Pay by Experience Level for Urban and Regional Planner
An entry-level Urban and Regional Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,459 based on 31 salaries. An early career Urban and Regional Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,306 based on 214 salaries. A mid-career Urban and Regional Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,665 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Urban and Regional Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,038 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,374.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Urban and Regional Planner in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (28.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (28.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (18.3% less) and San Diego, California (7.7% less).
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