Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
38,830 2.1 % $31.74 $66,020 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.43 $24.02 $30.31 $37.93 $46.36
Annual Wage (2) $40,410 $49,960 $63,040 $78,890 $96,420


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 25,400 0.45 $30.50 $63,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,660 0.44 $35.04 $72,880
State Government (OES Designation) 3,730 0.16 $30.03 $62,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,400 0.24 $36.25 $75,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $42.66 $88,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 25,400 0.45 $30.50 $63,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,660 0.44 $35.04 $72,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,400 0.24 $36.25 $75,410
State Government (OES Designation) 3,730 0.16 $30.03 $62,470
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.06 $27.59 $57,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $43.03 $89,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $42.66 $88,740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,400 0.24 $36.25 $75,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,660 0.44 $35.04 $72,880
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $32.10 $66,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,930 0.64 2.09 $38.42 $79,920
Washington 2,670 0.99 3.24 $33.35 $69,370
Florida 2,270 0.32 1.04 $30.53 $63,510
Pennsylvania 1,930 0.35 1.15 $23.62 $49,130
New York 1,550 0.19 0.61 $30.29 $63,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,670 0.99 3.24 $33.35 $69,370
Vermont 270 0.95 3.11 $25.53 $53,100
Oregon 1,160 0.74 2.41 $32.14 $66,860
Alaska 230 0.73 2.40 $34.24 $71,220
Hawaii 400 0.70 2.30 $31.54 $65,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 200 0.31 1.00 $42.64 $88,690
California 8,930 0.64 2.09 $38.42 $79,920
New Jersey 350 0.09 0.31 $36.45 $75,820
Nevada 280 0.25 0.82 $35.87 $74,610
Wisconsin 690 0.26 0.86 $34.97 $72,740

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.46 1.51 $37.32 $77,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,450 1.08 3.53 $35.07 $72,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.30 4.24 $41.45 $86,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.98 3.22 $39.59 $82,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 930 0.41 1.33 $35.21 $73,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.15 0.48 $32.21 $66,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 730 0.59 1.93 $37.63 $78,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.43 1.42 $35.26 $73,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 700 0.42 1.37 $31.57 $65,670
Baltimore-Towson, MD 690 0.55 1.81 $32.99 $68,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia, WA 310 3.35 10.97 $33.62 $69,940
Corvallis, OR 50 1.52 4.96 $37.42 $77,820
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 120 1.42 4.64 $36.02 $74,930
Medford, OR 100 1.30 4.27 $24.71 $51,400
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.30 4.24 $41.45 $86,220
Bend, OR 60 1.10 3.59 $33.54 $69,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,450 1.08 3.53 $35.07 $72,940
Boulder, CO 160 1.08 3.53 $31.83 $66,200
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 80 0.99 3.25 $35.21 $73,230
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 110 0.99 3.24 $25.70 $53,460




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.24 0.78 $51.34 $106,800
Napa, CA 40 0.71 2.32 $47.18 $98,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.69 2.27 $44.78 $93,150
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.30 4.24 $41.45 $86,220
Salinas, CA 110 0.69 2.25 $40.80 $84,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.98 3.22 $39.59 $82,360
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 180 0.62 2.03 $39.25 $81,640
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 70 0.43 1.40 $38.97 $81,060
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.48 1.56 $38.89 $80,900
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.19 0.62 $38.48 $80,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.24 4.06 $24.74 $51,460
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 3.47 $29.03 $60,390
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 2.26 $19.74 $41,070
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 2.74 $24.41 $50,780
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.53 5.00 $25.70 $53,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.62 5.31 $33.39 $69,450
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.53 5.00 $25.70 $53,450
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.40 4.59 $27.06 $56,280
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.24 4.06 $24.74 $51,460
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 3.47 $29.03 $60,390

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.62 5.31 $33.39 $69,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.82 $32.60 $67,810
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 1.56 $31.65 $65,840
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 2.76 $31.20 $64,890
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 3.27 $30.87 $64,200


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011