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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
38,560 1.7 % $37.38 $77,750 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.04 $27.87 $35.75 $45.19 $55.90
Annual Wage (2) $45,850 $57,960 $74,350 $94,000 $116,280


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 27,790 0.50 $36.50 $75,910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,140 0.28 $42.15 $87,670
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,230 0.08 $35.94 $74,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $43.39 $90,250
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.07 $57.38 $119,360

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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 27,790 0.50 $36.50 $75,910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,140 0.28 $42.15 $87,670
Land Subdivision 50 0.13 $45.04 $93,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,230 0.08 $35.94 $74,740
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.07 $57.38 $119,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.07 $57.38 $119,360
Legal Services 50 (7) $50.06 $104,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) (8) (8) $47.18 $98,140
Land Subdivision 50 0.13 $45.04 $93,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $43.39 $90,250


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 7,980 0.46 1.75 $45.70 $95,060
Florida 2,880 0.33 1.25 $35.39 $73,600
Washington 2,250 0.68 2.58 $40.33 $83,880
Texas 2,050 0.17 0.63 $33.58 $69,850
North Carolina 1,490 0.33 1.27 $31.76 $66,060




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)
Hawaii 490 0.78 2.96 $36.71 $76,350
Vermont 240 0.77 2.93 $28.91 $60,120
Washington 2,250 0.68 2.58 $40.33 $83,880
New Mexico 540 0.66 2.50 $28.00 $58,240
Oregon 1,060 0.56 2.12 $40.59 $84,420




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 0.28 1.06 $52.58 $109,370
California 7,980 0.46 1.75 $45.70 $95,060
New York 1,390 0.15 0.56 $42.08 $87,520
Oregon 1,060 0.56 2.12 $40.59 $84,420
Washington 2,250 0.68 2.58 $40.33 $83,880





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-Anaheim, CA 2,270 0.36 1.39 $45.90 $95,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,430 0.58 2.21 $50.66 $105,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,360 0.14 0.54 $43.21 $89,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,200 0.59 2.26 $43.48 $90,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,190 0.38 1.43 $43.28 $90,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 890 0.34 1.28 $37.75 $78,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 850 0.30 1.16 $39.65 $82,480
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 750 0.74 2.82 $43.76 $91,030
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 720 0.48 1.83 $42.63 $88,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 710 0.36 1.37 $40.90 $85,070




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-Tumwater, WA 430 3.77 14.37 $38.00 $79,040
Yuba City, CA 110 2.56 9.75 $39.04 $81,210
Redding, CA 130 1.92 7.31 $40.03 $83,270
Dover, DE 100 1.53 5.84 $29.62 $61,610
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.41 5.37 $28.83 $59,960
Green Bay, WI 180 1.02 3.89 $28.26 $58,780
Montgomery, AL 160 0.96 3.66 $26.88 $55,920
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 110 0.93 3.54 $38.20 $79,460
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 80 0.91 3.48 $38.31 $79,680
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.85 3.24 $36.31 $75,520