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    Cyburbian rcgplanner's avatar
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    What Did Planners make in 1949?

    An interesting item I found in my most recent e-mail from APA Interact, a PAS report from 1949 detailing the titles and salaries of selected planning positions. The link also has a table to help convert a 1949 salary to a more current one. Interesting enough, most planning positions were paid more than the equivalent today.

    For example:

    Associate Planning Technician (Indianapolis)- $5,000 (1949)= $43,468 (2007)
    An actual Planning Technician in Indianapolis today makes closer to the low $30's.

    Here is the link to the report:
    http://www.planning.org/pas/at60/report3.htm

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    *Sigh* I really, really need a raise.
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    I googled planner salary and found documentation of Pittsburgh paying their 'city planner' $4,500 in 1928.

    I would guess that in 20 years the pay scale would likely have doubled in that time.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I have no idea. Ask an old guy. Like ofos or RJ...

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I have no idea. Ask an old guy. Like ofos or RJ...
    Come on now, you know as I do that RJ is not that old.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I have no idea. Ask an old guy. Like ofos or RJ...
    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Come on now, you know as I do that RJ is not that old.
    In 1949, I was planning to go to kindergarten when I grew up. My pay was free room and board.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    In 1949, I was planning to go to kindergarten when I grew up. My pay was free room and board.
    In 1949, my mom had an egg waiting to be fertilized and in the early months of 1956, Mom and Dad did the dirty deed and here I am. I don't recall the graphic details. How could I?

    I think in another thread, I described my birth dream. Seriously, I can remember my birth.

    Yes, PWI. You got a problem with that?

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    There were planners in the 40s????

    I made $12,000 a year in my first Planner 1 job in 1979!!!!!!
    Guess I'm old!
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    My first job, back in 1981 was $16,500. I felt like I was a millionaire, until the first rent check was due..

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    1989. I made an even $20,000. Somehow I still feel poor, despite what [b]Trail Nazi[b] says...

    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste View post
    I made $12,000 a year in my first Planner 1 job in 1979!!!!!!
    Guess I'm old!
    LOL I can't wait to spill a drink on you at training...
    Last edited by Gedunker; 11 May 2009 at 10:43 AM.

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    I can't speak about 1949...

    but in 1984 I made $13,500 at my first planning gig.
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