Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
34,810 1.5 % $35.12 $73,060 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.23 $26.52 $33.66 $42.26 $50.63
Annual Wage (2) $44,170 $55,160 $70,020 $87,910 $105,310


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) 23,840 0.44 $34.32 $71,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,160 0.30 $37.92 $78,870
State Government (OES Designation) 3,630 0.17 $32.97 $68,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,110 0.08 $35.75 $74,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $45.28 $94,170

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) 23,840 0.44 $34.32 $71,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,160 0.30 $37.92 $78,870
State Government (OES Designation) 3,630 0.17 $32.97 $68,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,110 0.08 $35.75 $74,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $45.28 $94,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 80 0.01 $65.69 $136,640
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $54.07 $112,460
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $45.28 $94,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,160 0.30 $37.92 $78,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 $37.74 $78,500


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 6,770 0.42 1.71 $41.76 $86,860
Texas 2,130 0.18 0.73 $32.55 $67,700
Washington 2,070 0.67 2.72 $37.88 $78,780
Florida 1,920 0.23 0.94 $33.29 $69,230
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 1.15 $30.53 $63,500




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 2,070 0.67 2.72 $37.88 $78,780
Hawaii 430 0.67 2.71 $33.80 $70,310
Vermont 180 0.59 2.36 $27.94 $58,110
Alaska 190 0.59 2.38 $38.80 $80,700
Montana 260 0.58 2.34 $31.04 $64,550




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 240 0.34 1.39 $46.81 $97,360
California 6,770 0.42 1.71 $41.76 $86,860
New Jersey 450 0.11 0.46 $40.38 $83,990
Nevada 210 0.16 0.66 $39.87 $82,940
Connecticut 380 0.23 0.92 $39.22 $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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.36 1.46 $42.85 $89,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.67 2.70 $40.93 $85,140
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 980 0.15 0.60 $39.86 $82,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 880 0.35 1.43 $41.41 $86,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.43 1.74 $34.03 $70,790
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 790 0.44 1.78 $39.10 $81,330
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 710 0.51 2.07 $39.65 $82,480
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 700 0.76 3.07 $39.45 $82,050
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.60 2.41 $42.61 $88,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.49 1.97 $40.63 $84,500




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 360 3.51 14.16 $33.72 $70,130
Dover, DE 110 1.74 7.00 $28.29 $58,840
Yuba City, CA 60 1.51 6.10 $34.11 $70,950
Santa Fe, NM 60 1.03 4.16 $27.25 $56,680
Montgomery, AL 170 1.03 4.16 $27.14 $56,450
Redding, CA 60 0.96 3.86 $36.40 $75,710
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 100 0.89 3.59 $32.11 $66,780
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 0.86 3.45 $27.75 $57,710
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 0.82 3.29 $43.63 $90,740
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.79 3.17 $33.75 $70,200