Salary for City and Regional Planning Aides

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This occupation has now been updated to Urban and Regional Planners

Also known as:  City Planning Aide, Economic Research Assistant, Economist Research Assistant, Historian Research Assistant, Political Science Research Assistant, Psychologist Research Assistant, Sociology Research Assistant helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Individuals employed as city and regional planning aides serve as liasons between the planning department, city planner, the general public, and other government departments. They may provide and process zoning permits, create and maintain maps and databases, generate reports, and respond to public comments and complaints. These individual assist city planners, and inspect sites, review development plans and building permits, and maintain detailed records and files of land use data. Some college is required for this occupation, and most city and regional planning aides have Bachelor's or Master's degrees.

A City or Regional Planning Aid will normally get a pay level of $31,090 and $81,280 based on the level of experience. usually receive an average salary of fifty-three thousand five hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

are compensated at the highest average salary in District of Columbia, which has average pay levels of close to about $69,100. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn average wages of $66,940.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 55.40 percent nationwide in that time.


City and Regional Planning Aides tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration
Educational Services
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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