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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Wholesale Trade
$102,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$100,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,850
Public Administration
$92,550
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$86,950
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$84,510

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,530
Information
$78,630
Transportation and Warehousing
$82,150
Educational Services
$83,660
Manufacturing
$84,260
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$84,510