I'm about to begin my master's program in urban/regional planning, and am beginning to think about where I want to work further down the line as a planner. I spent much of my life in Melbourne, Australia, and am now living in southern California. From what I've learned from researching opportunities/salaries/etc. for planners in AU, it sounds as though the job market is much better for planners in Australia than it is here. I'd love to move back to Australia anyway, but wanted others' opinions on my query. Overall, is the job market better for planners in AU or the US? Also, as much as I hate to bring up the question of salaries, it seems as though US planners' salaries are significantly lower than AU planners' salaries, overall, and I'd like the prospect of being able to "move up" (as anyone would)..are opportunities for planners in AU more or less "stagnant" than for planners in the US?