Urban and Regional Planner Salary

An average Urban and Regional Planner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Male Urban and Regional Planners are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most Urban and Regional Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,974 - $85,098
$39K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,370
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$17.89 - $33.14
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MEDIAN: $21.58
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$0$85K
Salary $38,974 - $85,098
Bonus $0.00 - $4,122
Total Pay (?
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$39,191 - $83,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 214
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $17.89 - $33.14
Overtime $22.49 - $55.50
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,122
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,191 - $83,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Urban and Regional Planner


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Many Urban and Regional Planners move into a Transportation Planner role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Transportation Planners on average bring in a similar salary to Urban and Regional Planners.

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Popular Skills for Urban and Regional Planner


Urban and Regional Planners seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Adobe Illustrator, Strategic Planning, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. The majority of those who know Geographic Information Systems also know Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Urban and Regional Planner

Pay by Experience for an Urban and Regional Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Urban and Regional Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Urban and Regional Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Urban and Regional Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 46 salaries. An Urban and Regional Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Urban and Regional Planner

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Urban and Regional Planner Salaries

▲24%

▲24%

▲19%

National Average
$53,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Urban and Regional Planner Salaries

Project Management
▲19%

Adobe Illustrator
▲7%


Technical Writing
▼0%

National Average
$53,000


Data Analysis
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%