Planning careers survey reveals public sector dissatisfaction

Nearly one in five public sector planners is considering leaving the profession in the next 12 months, while the median pay packet in the private sector has dropped, Planning's 2016 Careers and Salary Survey has revealed.

The poll of 337 UK-based chartered planners working in both the public and private sectors reveals that 19 per cent of the former are thinking about a move away from the profession.

Only 11 per cent of private sector planners working for planning consultancies or other private firms said that they were considering such a move.

The annual poll on wages and conditions also reveals that the median pay bracket for public sector planners, almost 90 per cent of which worked for local authorities, is £35-£40,000. This is the same as 2015’s figure for council planners.

In the private sector this year, the median pay bracket is also £35,000 to £40,000, a drop from last year’s level of £40,001 to £45,000.

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