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Highest Paying Cities for Urban and Regional Planners

The top 100 highest paying cities for urban and regional planners (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of urban and regional planners in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $101,240, College Station-Bryan, Texas is the highest paying city for urban and regional planners. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $99,820). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of urban and regional planners in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Urban and Regional Planners

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$101,240
50
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$99,820
530
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$93,090
240
4 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$90,070
50
5 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$88,600
70
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$88,590
1,250
7 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$87,200
140
8 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$86,660
80
9 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$86,480
110
10 Napa, California
$86,040
n/a
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$85,490
650
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$85,430
1,530
13 Salinas, California
$85,350
50
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$85,230
880
15 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$84,320
130
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$84,170
1,060
17 Camden, New Jersey
$84,130
50
18 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$84,080
30
19 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$83,770
1,190
20 Jacksonville, Florida
$82,860
120
21 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$82,320
420
22 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$82,230
40
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$82,140
790
24 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$82,040
380
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$81,660
550
26 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$81,570
490
27 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$81,410
1,140
28 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$81,310
50
29 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$81,250
120
30 Bend, Oregon
$80,620
40
31 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$80,490
170
32 Boulder, Colorado
$80,350
90
33 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$80,240
120
34 Merced, California
$80,150
40
35 Tacoma, Washington
$80,100
130
36 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$79,940
80
37 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$79,620
50
38 Springfield, Massachusetts
$79,320
60
39 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$79,260
40
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$79,160
990
41 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$79,080
710
42 Anchorage, Alaska
$78,960
90
43 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$78,340
380
44 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$78,300
240
45 Salem, Oregon
$77,860
100
46 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$77,100
50
47 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$77,050
700
48 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,910
1,240
49 Visalia-Porterville, California
$76,630
50
50 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$76,340
60
51 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$76,250
530
52 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$75,960
30
53 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$75,890
60
54 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$75,890
30
55 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$75,780
140
56 Modesto, California
$75,670
30
57 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$75,160
30
58 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$74,740
140
59 Chico, California
$74,630
40
60 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$74,490
40
61 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$74,430
490
62 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$74,340
2,650
63 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$73,700
60
64 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$73,640
70
65 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$73,450
90
66 Fresno, California
$73,390
160
67 Redding, California
$73,390
60
68 Yuba City, California
$73,390
60
69 Worcester, Massachusetts
$73,150
80
70 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$73,050
860
71 Bellingham, Washington
$72,990
50
72 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$72,910
40
73 Provo-Orem, Utah
$72,700
60
74 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$72,500
620
75 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$72,390
420
76 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$72,030
100
77 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$72,010
110
78 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$71,950
180
79 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$71,620
n/a
80 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$71,610
70
81 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$71,610
n/a
82 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$71,610
190
83 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$71,460
30
84 Syracuse, New York
$71,460
50
85 New Haven, Connecticut
$71,460
70
86 Stockton, California
$71,400
90
87 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$71,260
70
88 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$71,260
100
89 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$71,230
50
90 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$71,040
820
91 Olympia, Washington
$70,840
360
92 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$70,830
40
93 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$70,660
120
94 Corvallis, Oregon
$70,570
30
95 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$70,120
40
96 Wilmington, New Jersey
$70,110
100
97 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$70,080
60
98 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$69,840
130
99 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$69,640
80
100 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$69,190
430
See also: Highest paying industries for urban and regional planners.