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    What is the starting salary for entry level urbal planner in Los Angeles, CA?

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    My name is David. I have recently graduated with BA in Urban Planning from CSUN in California. I am trying to find out, what is the starting salary in Urban Planning field.

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    Quote Originally posted by DavidZ View post
    Hi,

    My name is David. I have recently graduated with BA in Urban Planning from CSUN in California. I am trying to find out, what is the starting salary in Urban Planning field.
    One would think folks would be asking YOU, since you have been looking for jobs for some time nearby.
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    Quote Originally posted by DavidZ View post
    Hi,

    My name is David. I have recently graduated with BA in Urban Planning from CSUN in California. I am trying to find out, what is the starting salary in Urban Planning field.
    Welcome David. Glad to have you. If you do a search, you will find some of what you are looking for. Unfortunately, you are not going to get a final number. There are many factors at play here, and no number can just be generated. Private, public, transportation, economic development? The APA has a salary survey that tries to answer some of these questions, but you must be a member - http://www.planning.org/salary/index.htm

    In this economy, the salary shouldn't be the first thing you consider. You should get the job, then negotiate. Good luck.

    Please stick around and join in on some threads. Again, glad to have you.
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    Quote Originally posted by DavidZ View post
    Hi,

    My name is David. I have recently graduated with BA in Urban Planning from CSUN in California. I am trying to find out, what is the starting salary in Urban Planning field.
    Depends on location and what your specialize in. California in particular can range anywhere between 35-60K in general depending on location.
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    I went to CSUN... It's tough to find a job without a Masters Degree, which is why I'm starting a program in Denver this fall. Worry about the job before the salary. If you can find a job you should feel lucky.

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    Quote Originally posted by DavidZ View post
    Hi,

    My name is David. I have recently graduated with BA in Urban Planning from CSUN in California. I am trying to find out, what is the starting salary in Urban Planning field.
    The figures vary wildly by the type of agency you work for, the size of the agency, and its location. The municiple jobs I've seen in California start around 40-50K, and the LA area is usually within the higher range of those numbers.

    That said, the starting salary is probably $0; most planners these days start out volunteering and bartending on the side. It could take awhile before you land something fulltime.
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