Salary for Urban and Regional Planners

Also known as:  City Planner, Community Development Planner, Regional Planner, Urban Planner

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The primary functions of urban and regional planners are to cooperate with government officials, technical professionals, interest groups and the general public to address land use issues, determine the use of land use projects, evaluate land use proposals and suggest approval, denial or conditional approval, and to assess the feasibility of proposed projects. These professionals may also request or create graphics and reports, promote government land use plans, and conduct impact studies and field investigations to determine the potential effects of land use projects. A Bachelor's degree is required for entry into this occupation.

An Urban or Regional Planner usually gets a pay level somewhere between 56000 and 84000 depending on education and tenure levels. Urban and Regional Planners will most likely earn an average salary of Seventy Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Urban and Regional Planners obtain the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they can earn average job salaries of just about $83890. This group of people can receive the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get wages of $89500.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.40 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Urban and Regional Planners tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $89,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $73,490
Public Administration $63,950
Other Services (except Public Administration) $59,400
Utilities $58,660
Educational Services $57,840
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $57,840
Utilities $58,660
Other Services (except Public Administration) $59,400
Public Administration $63,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $73,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises $89,500
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