I'm from the Toronto area and currently considering going into planning as a profession. If I were to enter the profession, I would most likely focus on the urban or environmental planning sector. However, I have some concerns about the profession. One of my main concerns is the level of pay. I am worried that the profession will not offer a competitive salary although my friend is an urban planner who works for a private consultation company and tells me that some of the associates in his office are making a base salary of $200 000. Is this a really rare case?
As well, how difficult might it be following a Master's in Planning to enter the workforce and find a job in planning?