City Planner Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$62,000
$48,000
Min 10%
$62,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
City of Portland
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a city planner make?
The national average salary for a City Planner in the United States is $62,352 per year or $29.98 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 31,000. The top 10 percent earn over $79,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $48,000 annually. Most City Planner jobs are in Government companies and Construction companies. Some of the states with the best City Planner salaries are California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a City Planner is 4.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Planner
$63,042

Average City Planner Salary By Location

Across America, City Planners make on average $62,352 annually or $29.98 hourly. City Planners make the most in Denver, CO at about $71,230 per year. The average entry-level salary in Denver, CO is $47,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported City Planner salaries are California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon. On the other hand, Michigan, Wyoming, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee report the lowest wages for City Planners.

Map of City Planner Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where City Planners earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average City Planner Salary By Company

City Planner jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Government companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for City Planners are City of Portland and City of Cleveland. Companies like Akron Zoo and City of Norfolk also report very competitive wages for City Planners.

City Planner Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added City Planner Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
City of Norfolk, Va
City Planner I
03/21/2020
$44,339
City of Baltimore, Md
Parking Planner II-Parking Authority of Baltimore City
03/17/2020
$63,967
City of Portland
City Planner II-Transportation (Limited Duration)
03/02/2020
$82,896
City Planner
01/25/2020
$60,800
City of Denver
City Planner
12/20/2019
$73,157
City Planner
11/21/2019
$85,000
City of Meridian
City Planner
10/31/2019
$47,825
10/26/2019
$47,823
City of Omaha
City Planner
10/24/2019
$91,541
City of Omaha
City Planner
09/27/2019
$61,152
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