Planning Salary Survey: What Should You Earn?

The typical planner is 43 years old, has been in the planning field for 13 years, and makes $60,000.

"The single variable with the strongest correlation to salary is experience (years in the planning field). Median salary begins at $39,200 for those with less than 3 years experience, matches the grand median of $60,000 for those in the 10-14 year range, and rises to $85,000 for those with 30 years or more in the field." Based on nearly 10,000 responses, the American Planning Association/AICP 2004 Planners Salary Survey is a comprehensive look at compensation and benefits. Review a profile of qualifications and experience, see how variety of variables affect compensation, and use the interactive Salary Calculator to estimate what others are earning. [Editor's note: The results of this survey are available to APA members only.]

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: 2004 APA Salary Survey

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