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Planner Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$62,000
$46,000
$62,000
$86,000
The average planner makes about $63,042 per year. That's $30.31 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $46,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $86,000. Many of planners seem to be drawn to construction and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case planners tend to work at energy, construction, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Oregon and Washington pay planners the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$68,138
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Map of Planner Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Planner Salary By Location

While a planner can average a salary of $63,042 per year, or $30.31 per hour, there are many opportunities for planners to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $93,151 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, Boston, MA and New Haven, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $62,000. The highest paying states for planners include California, Oregon and Washington. Meanwhile, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Wyoming offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$93,151
$93k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$70,563
$71k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$68,138
$68k
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
$66,908
$67k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$65,986
$66k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$62,720
$63k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$62,198
$62k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$60,792
$61k
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
$60,002
$60k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$59,772
$60k

High Paying Planner Jobs

Average Planner Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and Credit Suisse as they offer the highest salaries for planners.

Company
Average Salary
$114,125
$114k
$107,191
$107k
$102,259
$102k
$98,213
$98k
$97,719
$98k
$97,619
$98k
$97,135
$97k

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    Average Planner Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, planner salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that energy, construction, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for planners. For example, planners make a whopping average salary of $70,104 while working for energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $65,881 at construction companies and $63,548 at technology companies. But planners may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $57,068.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Energy
    Energy
    $70,104
    $70k
    Construction
    Construction
    $65,881
    $66k
    Technology
    Technology
    $63,548
    $64k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $63,428
    $63k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $62,795
    $63k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $62,241
    $62k
    Retail
    Retail
    $60,437
    $60k
    Professional
    Professional
    $57,068
    $57k

    Recently Added Planner Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    City of Wenatchee
    City of Wenatchee
    Utility Planner
    Utility Planner
    Utility Planner
    Wenatchee, WA
    Wenatchee, WA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $73,260
    $73,260
    10/31/2020
    Utility Construction Planner
    Utility Construction Planner
    Laramie, WY
    Laramie, WY
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $74,800
    $74,800
    10/30/2020
    Planner I
    Planner I
    Nunez, GA
    Nunez, GA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $47,227
    $47,227
    10/30/2020
    Cruise Holiday Planner
    Cruise Holiday Planner
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Santa Clarita, CA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/30/2020
    Planner V
    Planner V
    Fairfax, VA
    Fairfax, VA
    10/25/2020
    10/25/2020
    $80,764
    $80,764
    10/25/2020
    County of Napa, California
    County of Napa, California
    Planner II/III
    Planner II/III
    Planner II/III
    Napa, CA
    Napa, CA
    10/25/2020
    10/25/2020
    $94,494
    $94,494
    10/25/2020
    Planner II
    Planner II
    Hagerstown, MD
    Hagerstown, MD
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $58,436
    $58,436
    10/23/2020
    Planner I (Perm)
    Planner I (Perm)
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $48,168
    $48,168
    10/23/2020
    Dispatch Planner
    Dispatch Planner
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $34,436
    $34,436
    10/21/2020
    Planner
    Planner
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    10/19/2020
    10/19/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/19/2020