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2. Urban Planner
Median Salary: $85,010
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +15%
Total Employees: 10,500
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +30%
Urban planners prepare and carry out land development concepts for governments, real estate developers and consulting companies. They work with a wide variety of people in their jobs, including social scientists, lawyers, regional authorities and special interest groups in the development of land use proposals, and are responsible for coordinating the work of urban planning technicians once a proposal’s approved.