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Community Planner - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Community Planner"

How much does a Community Planner in the federal government get paid? $97,272.04* *Based on the 2010 average.

Community Planner was the 268th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 390 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration hired the most employees titled Community Planning, with an average salary of $99,397.

Government Community Planning jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Community Planning job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes professional positions concerned with community planning and with developing the art and science of planning to apply to communities such as urban or rural neighborhoods, villages, Indian reservations, cities, counties, regions, States, or the nation. Community planning work requires knowledge of planning concepts, principles, techniques, and practices; the social, economic, political, and physical elements involved in human settlements; and the dynamics of change within these elements. Planners identify community needs, resources, and problems, and assist citizens to make decisions on goals, policies, priorities, plans, programs, and methods of implementation designed to create a physical, economic, and social environment in which the human activities desired by the members of the community may flourish.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Community Planner

Community Planner Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Community Planner is $97,272.04. The highest paid Community Planner made $179,115 in 2010.

Common Community Planner Payscales

Payscale Number of Community Planning Employees
GS - General Schedule 348
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 34
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Community Planning jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Public Health Program SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Food TechnologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Medical TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Import ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
SociologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Community Planning Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Community Planner was $82,780. Since then, the average pay has increased to $111,067 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0020.

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