Urban planners help communities to design land use plans including parks and business districts, often interfacing between public officials, residents and developers. Demand for urban planners is expected to grow as quickly as other industries. In the next decade, communities will need urban planners to cope with environmental change, shifting density preferences and an aging population. Urban planners typically must hold a master’s degree in urban or regional planning from an accredited program. Additionally, they must have creativity, artistic vision, communication skills and the ability to understand basic engineering principals.
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You can find a high-paying urban planner job whether you work in the private or public sector. Use these tips to negotiate a higher salary, regardless of the industry you work in:
Urban planner jobs often come with a benefits package that reflects your seniority and job experience. These are the more common work benefits you may receive on top of your urban planner job salary: