Salary for City and Regional Planning Aides

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

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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 earns an average wage somewhere between 32000 - 48000 depending on education and experience. City and Regional Planning Aides will most likely receive a salary of Forty Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

City and Regional Planning Aides obtain the most salary in Massachusetts, where they receive average job salaries of about $56070. People in this category of job receive the best pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive average pay scales of $51400.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.41 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
City and Regional Planning Aides tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $51,400
Other Services (except Public Administration) $48,200
Public Administration $43,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,910
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,860
Manufacturing $41,660
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $36,720
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,860
Manufacturing $41,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,910
Public Administration $43,270
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