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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
37,840 1.6 % $36.65 $76,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.72 $27.39 $35.12 $44.32 $54.89
Annual Wage (2) $45,180 $56,970 $73,050 $92,180 $114,170


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) 26,920 0.49 $35.82 $74,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,290 0.30 $40.83 $84,920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,370 0.15 $34.83 $72,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,070 0.07 $36.75 $76,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $46.94 $97,640

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) 26,920 0.49 $35.82 $74,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,290 0.30 $40.83 $84,920
Land Subdivision 60 0.16 $50.07 $104,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,370 0.15 $34.83 $72,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,070 0.07 $36.75 $76,430

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 $50.07 $104,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $46.94 $97,640
Legal Services 70 0.01 $44.25 $92,030
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.01 $42.57 $88,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $42.32 $88,030


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 7,950 0.47 1.79 $45.09 $93,790
Florida 2,350 0.27 1.05 $35.05 $72,910
Texas 2,270 0.19 0.72 $33.21 $69,070
Washington 2,110 0.65 2.48 $39.06 $81,250
North Carolina 1,420 0.32 1.24 $32.04 $66,650




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 470 0.74 2.82 $36.65 $76,230
New Mexico 560 0.69 2.63 $28.84 $59,980
Washington 2,110 0.65 2.48 $39.06 $81,250
South Dakota 230 0.55 2.11 $27.30 $56,780
Vermont 170 0.54 2.08 $29.22 $60,780




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 230 0.33 1.25 $52.93 $110,100
California 7,950 0.47 1.79 $45.09 $93,790
Alaska 160 0.52 1.98 $40.20 $83,630
Massachusetts 1,250 0.35 1.34 $39.26 $81,660
Oregon 910 0.48 1.85 $39.23 $81,590





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 2,180 0.36 1.36 $46.18 $96,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,500 0.62 2.36 $48.53 $100,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,260 0.13 0.51 $38.43 $79,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,260 0.40 1.54 $42.67 $88,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,120 0.56 2.16 $42.25 $87,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,000 0.36 1.38 $39.91 $83,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.44 1.69 $35.93 $74,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 710 0.48 1.85 $43.37 $90,210
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 700 0.72 2.74 $42.20 $87,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 650 0.25 0.96 $36.76 $76,450




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 420 3.71 14.20 $36.42 $75,750
Yuba City, CA 100 2.15 8.23 $39.24 $81,620
Redding, CA 120 1.85 7.08 $39.49 $82,130
Dover, DE 110 1.71 6.53 $28.94 $60,190
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.53 5.84 $28.11 $58,470
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 130 1.09 4.19 $36.11 $75,110
Montgomery, AL 140 0.87 3.31 $27.47 $57,140
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 0.83 3.17 $29.93 $62,260
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.82 3.12 $37.19 $77,350
Urban Honolulu, HI 380 0.81 3.11 $36.46 $75,840