I am currently employed part-time at a small economic development and planning consulting firm in the St. Louis region and I was recently offered a full-time salaried position. I will be finishing my Master's degree this summer.
Looking through several resources, I'm getting the sense that I could ask for between 35,000 and 40,000/year. For people knowledgeable about this, is this fair?
My primary responsibilities are, in order of importance, GIS work, steering planning projects, and possibly assisting on economic development projects.
On a related note, does anyone know offhand or where I can learn information regarding the common hourly billable amount for planning and economic development work?
This is the first major milestone in my career and I want to handle it correctly.
Thanks in advance.