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 will normally receive salaries ranging between 56000 to 84000 depending on education and tenure levels. Transportation Planners receive wages of Seventy Eight Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Transportation Planners can obtain the highest compensation in Virginia, where they can receive wages of approximating $100160. This group of people are paid the highest in Public Administration, where they get pay levels, on average, of $81660.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.32 percent nationwide in that time.
Transportation Planners tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $81,660
Public Administration $79,950
Manufacturing $79,810
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $73,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises $70,700
Other Services (except Public Administration) $68,450
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $56,080
Information $59,140
Educational Services $63,150
Health Care and Social Assistance $64,030
Other Services (except Public Administration) $68,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises $70,700