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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Senior Planner Salary

$82,179 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$39.51 hourly

Entry level Salary
$56,000 yearly
$56,000
10 %
$82,179
Median
$120,000
90 %

How much does a Senior Planner make?

Senior planners make $82,179 per year on average, or $39.51 per hour, in the United States. Senior planners on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $56,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $120,000.

Location impacts how much a senior planner can expect to make. Senior planners make the most in Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, and Idaho.

Highest Paying States For Senior Planners

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

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Senior Planner average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$99,305$47.741,181
2Oregon$108,925$52.37115
3Nevada$85,589$41.1570
4Arizona$81,604$39.23208
5Utah$92,991$44.7190
6Washington$104,422$50.20167
7District of Columbia$84,745$40.7458
8New York$78,005$37.50461
9Alaska$74,189$35.6726
10Virginia$73,653$35.41315
11Kentucky$75,767$36.43103
12New Jersey$83,579$40.18183
13Idaho$87,761$42.1924
14Colorado$64,474$31.00229
15Connecticut$64,118$30.83133
16West Virginia$82,832$39.8214
17Mississippi$64,571$31.0460
18Pennsylvania$62,950$30.26365
19Tennessee$63,884$30.71150
20Indiana$63,053$30.31173
21Texas$62,287$29.95502
22Maryland$59,556$28.63249
23Illinois$59,332$28.52351
24Alabama$57,953$27.86106
25Georgia$56,394$27.11326
26Florida$59,076$28.40404
27Hawaii$52,513$25.2543
28Delaware$59,819$28.7627
29Ohio$55,114$26.50230
30Kansas$57,187$27.4949
31Massachusetts$56,620$27.22265
32New Hampshire$52,671$25.3258
33South Carolina$54,203$26.06130
34Louisiana$56,447$27.1436
35North Carolina$53,034$25.50293
36Montana$58,466$28.116
37Oklahoma$56,181$27.0120
38New Mexico$55,267$26.5734
39Michigan$52,544$25.26206
40Nebraska$53,942$25.9348
41Minnesota$49,327$23.71197
42Wyoming$54,019$25.975
43Missouri$52,494$25.24124
44Wisconsin$47,225$22.70160
45Iowa$46,533$22.37105
46North Dakota$48,514$23.3220
47Arkansas$46,795$22.5050
48Rhode Island$46,847$22.5223
49Vermont$48,085$23.1212
50Maine$34,583$16.6326
51South Dakota$42,916$20.636

Highest Paying Cities For Senior Planners

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$109,350$52.57
2Beaverton, OR$108,567$52.20
3Seattle, WA$105,839$50.88
4Salt Lake City, UT$92,711$44.57
5Washington, DC$84,782$40.76
6Las Vegas, NV$84,226$40.49
7Phoenix, AZ$82,182$39.51
8New York, NY$79,838$38.38
9Anchorage, AK$75,305$36.20
10Richmond, VA$73,250$35.22
11Colorado Springs, CO$65,381$31.43
12Philadelphia, PA$64,916$31.21
13San Antonio, TX$63,579$30.57
14Annapolis, MD$60,290$28.99
15Orlando, FL$59,773$28.74

Senior Planner Salary Details

Senior Planner Salary

What is a Senior Planner's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$120,000$10,000$58
75th Percentile$100,000$8,333$48
Average$82,179$6,848$40
25th Percentile$67,000$5,583$32
10th Percentile$56,000$4,667$27

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Urban Design Consultant$59,942$4,995$28.8241,918
Urban Renewal Manager$76,042$6,337$36.562,808
Planning Internship$36,286$3,024$17.4457,335
Planner/Buyer$57,982$4,832$27.8833,452
Facilities Planner$90,170$7,514$43.3523,175
Business Planner$116,979$9,748$56.2460,241

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Grey Group Jobs (14)
  2. Raytheon Technologies Jobs (14)
  3. Pacifi Jobs (21)
  4. Lockheed Martin Jobs (17)
  5. Bechtel Corporation Jobs (19)

Which Companies Pay Senior Planners The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Microsoft and Apple are the highest paying companies for senior planners.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Microsoft$142,517$68.52100
2Apple$127,412$61.2628
3Leo Burnett$125,123$60.16
4TBWA Worldwide$124,674$59.94
5Expedia Group$118,378$56.916
6Grey Group$115,926$55.73
7BMO Capital Markets$115,355$55.464
8Peapack-Gladstone Bank Private Banking since 1921$114,707$55.15
9ConocoPhillips$114,655$55.12
10Raytheon Technologies$111,937$53.8231
11Amazon$111,631$53.6738
12R/GA$110,830$53.28
13Pacifi$110,571$53.1611
14Pacific Gas and Electric$110,228$52.99
15Lendlease$109,724$52.7515
16Amd$106,830$51.36
17Bechtel Corporation$105,150$50.5540
18Patterson-UTI Energy$105,051$50.51
19National Grid plc$104,711$50.347
20Northrop Grumman$104,335$50.1643

How Much Do Senior Planners Make In Different Industries?

Senior planner salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the energy, technology, and professional industries tend to offer much higher salaries for senior planners. For example, senior planners make a whopping average salary of $101,622 while working in the energy industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $89,418 in the technology industry and $87,833 in the professional industry.

Senior planners may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $65,212.

Highest Paying Industries For Senior Planners

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Energy$101,622$48.86
2Technology$89,418$42.99
3Professional$87,833$42.23
4Manufacturing$85,397$41.06
5Health Care$78,805$37.89
6Retail$77,163$37.10
7Government$65,212$31.35

High Paying Senior Planner Jobs

Senior Planner Salary Trends

Average Senior Planner Salary Over Time

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

    Senior Planner Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$82,200$39.51+1.9%
    2021$80,600$38.77+2.4%
    2020$78,700$37.83+2.2%
    2019$77,000$37.00+1.9%
    2018$75,500$36.28+1.1%

    Recently Added Senior Planner Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    City of Raleigh North CarolinaPlanner, SeniorRaleigh, NC06/01/2022$51,822
    ParsonsSenior Planner-Rail Transit Ny/NjNew York, NY05/31/2022$67,400
    Connexion Systems + EngineeringSR. PlannerHarvard, MA05/31/2022$62,000
    The City of Menlo ParkAssistant/Associate/Senior Planner (20248288)Menlo Park, CA05/26/2022$112,109
    St. Louis CountyPlanner/Senior Planner-Virginia (Open)Virginia, MN05/25/2022$53,803
    City of RichlandSenior PlannerRichland, WA05/25/2022$77,496
    Hamilton CountySenior Planner)Cincinnati, OH05/24/2022$42,074
    County of El DoradoSenior PlannerPlacerville, CA05/19/2022$84,989
    City of BoiseSenior Planner Historic PreservationBoise, ID05/18/2022$72,000
    City of TukwilaSenior PlannerTukwila, WA05/18/2022$92,544

    Senior Planner Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Senior Planners the most?

    Oregon pays Senior Planners the most in the United States, with an average salary of $108,925 per year, or $52.37 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Senior Planner?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Senior Planner if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $104,422 per year.

    What type of Senior Planner gets paid the most?

    Business Planner gets paid the most. Business Planner made a median salary of $116,979. The best-paid 10 percent make $138,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $98,000.

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