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Transportation Planners

Conduct studies for proposed transportation projects.

Quick Facts


Median wages for the broader occupation, Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other, are $41.59 / hour.


On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Communicate with the public on environmental issues.
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Job Title Examples:

Transit Planner
Transportation Modeler

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