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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 $104,670, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for urban and regional planners. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $103,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$104,670
520
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$103,710
270
3 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$101,240
50
4 Napa, California
$95,510
40
5 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$94,110
150
6 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$93,390
530
7 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$91,480
60
8 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$91,470
60
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$91,140
1,910
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$91,030
1,380
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$91,030
1,230
12 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$90,440
40
13 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$89,520
110
14 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$88,280
60
15 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$87,590
110
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$87,480
1,050
17 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$87,200
140
18 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$87,010
1,030
19 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$86,460
1,170
20 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$86,190
1,280
21 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$85,310
450
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$84,690
850
23 Springfield, Massachusetts
$84,080
60
24 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$84,080
30
25 Salinas, California
$83,830
50
26 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$83,770
650
27 Peoria, Illinois
$83,020
50
28 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$82,910
110
29 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$82,850
550
30 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$82,560
70
31 Tacoma, Washington
$81,890
140
32 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$81,570
620
33 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$81,570
490
34 Bend, Oregon
$80,620
60
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$80,620
1,160
36 Anchorage, Alaska
$80,450
70
37 Merced, California
$80,150
40
38 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$79,960
140
39 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$79,870
100
40 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$79,810
350
41 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$79,750
230
42 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$79,390
40
43 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$79,350
50
44 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$79,260
40
45 Boulder, Colorado
$79,040
100
46 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$78,960
50
47 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$78,700
30
48 Worcester, Massachusetts
$78,610
100
49 Visalia-Porterville, California
$78,060
40
50 Salem, Oregon
$77,980
90
51 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$77,490
40
52 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$77,340
160
53 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$77,320
380
54 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$77,100
50
55 Modesto, California
$76,890
40
56 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$76,820
450
57 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$76,640
160
58 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$76,250
50
59 Bellingham, Washington
$76,230
50
60 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$75,890
30
61 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$75,710
1,300
62 Elgin, USA
$75,420
40
63 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$75,290
170
64 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$75,160
30
65 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$75,150
170
66 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$75,140
1,030
67 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$75,100
n/a
68 San Rafael, USA
$74,810
60
69 Chico, California
$74,630
40
70 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$74,490
40
71 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$74,340
2,650
72 Olympia, Washington
$74,340
400
73 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$74,330
90
74 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$74,290
50
75 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$74,190
40
76 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$73,800
590
77 Redding, California
$73,790
60
78 Fresno, California
$73,780
150
79 Yuba City, California
$73,780
70
80 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$73,740
210
81 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$73,410
50
82 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$73,350
90
83 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$73,110
320
84 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$73,050
860
85 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$73,010
510
86 Jacksonville, Florida
$72,940
100
87 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$72,910
40
88 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$72,720
50
89 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$72,640
30
90 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, USA
$72,520
50
91 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$72,370
70
92 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$72,350
200
93 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$72,160
580
94 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$72,110
570
95 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$72,050
50
96 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$72,030
100
97 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$72,000
250
98 Camden, New Jersey
$71,990
50
99 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$71,930
80
100 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$71,880
70
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