Planning Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$68,000
$48,000
$68,000
$98,000
The average planning specialist makes about $69,053 per year. That's $33.2 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $48,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $98,000. Many of planning specialists seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case planning specialists tend to work at manufacturing, health care, and automotive 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 Massachusetts, Idaho and Washington pay planning specialists the highest salaries.
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Map of Planning Specialist Salaries

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

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Average Planning Specialist Salary By Location

While a planning specialist can average a salary of $69,053 per year, or $33.2 per hour, there are many opportunities for planning specialists to make more. For example, in Olympia, WA you might make $72,483 per year. Other high-paying locations include Portland, ME, San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Olympia, WA where the average starting salary is $48,000. The highest paying states for planning specialists include Massachusetts, Idaho and Washington. Meanwhile, Arizona, South Carolina, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.

Average Planning Specialist 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 Hess and BP America as they offer the highest salaries for planning specialists.

Company
Average Salary
$134,664
$135k
$108,632
$109k
$104,918
$105k
$101,710
$102k
$101,530
$102k
$97,678
$98k

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Average Planning Specialist Pay By Industry

Planning specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with manufacturing, health care, and automotive companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a planning specialist can make a yearly salary of $72,520 while working for manufacturing companies. All the while, other planning specialists are making $70,300 at health care companies and $69,919 at automotive companies. One industry planning specialists may want to avoid is the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $64,178.

Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$72,520
$73k
Health Care
Health Care
$70,300
$70k
Automotive
Automotive
$69,919
$70k
Technology
Technology
$69,835
$70k
Finance
Finance
$69,435
$69k
Retail
Retail
$64,178
$64k

Planning Specialist Salary History

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Planning Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a planning specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Planning Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Academic Planning Specialist
Academic Planning Specialist
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$47,500
$47,500
07/24/2020
City of Denver
City of Denver
Emergency Planning Specialist-Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Planning Specialist-Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Planning Specialist-Office of Emergency Management
07/20/2020
07/20/2020
$71,382
$71,382
07/20/2020
Individual Plan Specialist
Individual Plan Specialist
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$36,898
$36,898
07/15/2020
City of Edmond, Ok
City of Edmond, Ok
Engineering Plan Review Specialist I
Engineering Plan Review Specialist I
Engineering Plan Review Specialist I
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$44,453
$44,453
07/11/2020
Workforce Planning Specialist
Workforce Planning Specialist
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$37,566
$37,566
07/09/2020
Specialist, Improvement Plan
Specialist, Improvement Plan
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$58,418
$58,418
06/29/2020
Mobilization Plans Specialist (Title 32)
Mobilization Plans Specialist (Title 32)
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$64,009
$64,009
06/28/2020
Uconn Health Center
Uconn Health Center
Planning Specialist for Online Communications
Planning Specialist for Online Communications
Planning Specialist for Online Communications
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$68,120
$68,120
06/21/2020
Uconn Health Center
Uconn Health Center
Planning Specialist for Online Communications
Planning Specialist for Online Communications
Planning Specialist for Online Communications
05/31/2020
05/31/2020
$68,120
$68,120
05/31/2020
Fort Pitt Capital Group
Fort Pitt Capital Group
Financial Planning Specialist
Financial Planning Specialist
Financial Planning Specialist
05/18/2020
05/18/2020
$45,000
$45,000
05/18/2020