Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
After graduation, urban planning graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $124,063, while the bottom 20% make closer to $35,681. The median grad salary is $66,534.
Urban Planning graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning is $44,997, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $54,716.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for urban planning graduates
The highest paying career for urban planning graduates is urban planner, with top salaries averaging around $80,209.
As per most recent US census
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