What does a Transportation Planner I do?

Transportation planners work alongside government agencies to help select and develop plans to organize mass transit. They create routes for community use, including walking, bicycling, busing, or by rail. They utilize engineering science and technology and consider the safety, environmental, and efficiency issues involved, including land use or infrastructure analysis. They allocate resources and develop projects, and they are responsible for identifying the needs, plans, estimates, and adherence to regulations.

Transportation planners write concise reports that describe features and available options while making recommendations. They answer inquiries from the public, environmental groups, government bodies and agencies, the business community, and any funding partners and liaise with stakeholders. Transportation managers model solutions and test actions before final implementation occurs and may be called upon to act as expert witnesses at a public inquiry. Transportation planners need a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Transportation Planner I Salaries

Average Base Pay

$58,203 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $58K
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Transportation Planner I Career Path

Learn how to become a Transportation Planner I, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Senior Transportation Planner
Jun 4, 2020

“Very good opportunities to work collaboratively across specialisms to give a competitive edge on projects.”

Transportation Planner
Aug 10, 2021

“I felt like the training was a little unorganized and at first there isn’t much to do so it was really boring.”

Mott MacDonaldMott MacDonald
Graduate Transport Planner
Jun 15, 2020

“They give you the tools to develop your career such as membership to professional institutions and outside training courses.”

International PaperInternational Paper
Transportation Planner
Sep 29, 2019

“Initial high pay is attractive.”

Transportation Planner
Feb 5, 2020

“Good for entry level”

Transportation Planner
Oct 3, 2019

“Great people to work with”

Kent FoodsKent Foods
Transport Planner
Aug 25, 2021

“Good people to work with”

Laura AshleyLaura Ashley
Transportation Planner
Apr 9, 2020

“Great Team to Work For”

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The most common qualifications to become a transportation planner i include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.