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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
35,310 1.4 % $35.75 $74,350 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.48 $26.90 $34.37 $43.15 $52.01
Annual Wage (2) $44,680 $55,960 $71,490 $89,760 $108,170


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) 24,790 0.45 $34.88 $72,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,100 0.29 $39.19 $81,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,570 0.16 $33.49 $69,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $45.86 $95,390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 740 0.05 $37.79 $78,590

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) 24,790 0.45 $34.88 $72,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,100 0.29 $39.19 $81,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,570 0.16 $33.49 $69,670
Land Subdivision 60 0.16 $47.79 $99,400
Social Advocacy Organizations 140 0.06 $33.03 $68,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Land Subdivision 60 0.16 $47.79 $99,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $45.86 $95,390
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.01 $41.05 $85,390
Residential Building Construction 30 (7) $39.52 $82,200
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,100 0.29 $39.19 $81,510


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 6,590 0.39 1.59 $42.96 $89,350
Texas 2,210 0.19 0.75 $32.96 $68,560
Washington 2,090 0.65 2.64 $38.87 $80,840
Florida 2,020 0.24 0.97 $34.69 $72,150
New York 1,560 0.17 0.68 $37.04 $77,050




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)
Vermont 250 0.82 3.33 $25.35 $52,730
Hawaii 430 0.68 2.75 $35.16 $73,130
Washington 2,090 0.65 2.64 $38.87 $80,840
New Mexico 430 0.54 2.16 $29.02 $60,350
South Dakota 220 0.53 2.12 $25.76 $53,580




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 300 0.42 1.70 $47.84 $99,520
California 6,590 0.39 1.59 $42.96 $89,350
Nevada 210 0.16 0.65 $39.97 $83,130
Massachusetts 1,390 0.39 1.59 $39.30 $81,740
Alaska 170 0.53 2.15 $38.88 $80,870



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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 1,380 0.31 1.26 $45.45 $94,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.42 1.68 $42.26 $87,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.62 2.52 $42.17 $87,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.15 0.62 $39.79 $82,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.45 1.83 $34.55 $71,870
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 850 0.46 1.87 $40.99 $85,260
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.57 2.29 $42.34 $88,070
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 620 0.43 1.75 $40.64 $84,530
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 590 0.62 2.49 $37.95 $78,930
Austin-Round Rock, TX 550 0.55 2.21 $31.95 $66,460


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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 400 3.67 14.83 $34.86 $72,510
Dover, DE 110 1.79 7.25 $28.59 $59,460
Yuba City, CA 70 1.59 6.40 $35.15 $73,120
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.20 4.86 $27.30 $56,780
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 100 0.84 3.40 $32.97 $68,580
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 0.80 3.22 $44.37 $92,300
Montgomery, AL 130 0.79 3.20 $27.94 $58,120
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.79 3.18 $35.50 $73,840
Bend-Redmond, OR 60 0.77 3.11 (8) (8)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 0.73 2.93 $38.26 $79,570


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.46 1.86 $50.40 $104,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.25 1.01 $49.86 $103,710
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.33 1.32 $49.36 $102,670
Napa, CA 40 0.53 2.15 $45.73 $95,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.31 1.26 $45.45 $94,530
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.42 1.71 $45.18 $93,980
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.32 1.28 $44.74 $93,060
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.73 2.93 $44.60 $92,770
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 0.80 3.22 $44.37 $92,300
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.57 2.29 $42.34 $88,070

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 170 1.57 6.34 (8) (8)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.12 4.53 $32.78 $68,190
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 3.10 $35.95 $74,780
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 5.16 $24.43 $50,800
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.31 $25.66 $53,360

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.57 6.34 (8) (8)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.41 5.68 $38.99 $81,100
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 5.16 $24.43 $50,800
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.12 4.53 $32.78 $68,190
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.90 3.65 $32.99 $68,630

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 2.96 $40.08 $83,370
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.41 5.68 $38.99 $81,100
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.64 $38.94 $80,990
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 2.01 $36.59 $76,110
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 3.10 $35.95 $74,780


About May 2017 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 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018