Salary for Transportation Planners

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Transportation planners use transportation planning software, geographical information systems, geographic, economic, land-use and traffic projections, and community opinion to inform the design and development of traffic projects. They may prepare reports on their findings, and provide recommendations regarding the type and scope of transportation projects required for a given location. Additionally, these professionals may conduct environmental impact studies to assess the potential impact of traffic-related projects, and may work with engineers to resolve complex transportation design problems. A Bachelor's or Master's degree is generally required for professionals in this occupation.

A Transportation Planner gets an average compensation that can range from $54,550 - $133,440 based on levels of tenure. will most likely earn wages of ninety-one thousand two hundred and eigthy dollars yearly.

obtain the highest pay in Virginia, which has normal pay levels of just about $111,440. These people are compensated the highest in Wholesale Trade, where they can earn average pay scales of $102,940.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.34 percent nationwide in that time.


Transportation Planners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)