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Highest Paying Industries for Urban and Regional Planners

The top 28 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $91,000, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for urban and regional planners. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $91,000). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of urban and regional planners in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 28 Highest Paying Industries for Urban and Regional Planners

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$91,000
760
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$91,000
760
3 Real Estate
$90,280
40
4 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$90,280
40
5 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$86,570
50
6 Utilities
$76,600
60
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,860
70
8 Engineering Services
$74,090
2,850
9 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$72,620
50
10 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,490
4,990
11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,690
6,990
12 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$68,900
50
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$66,370
27,980
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,370
27,980
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$66,360
28,260
16 Educational Services - State government owned
$66,070
260
17 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,730
23,560
18 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$65,710
23,580
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$65,490
250
20 State government, including schools and hospitals
$65,390
3,930
21 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,380
3,670
22 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$65,380
280
23 Educational Services
$64,150
310
24 Social Advocacy Organizations
$62,540
150
25 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$60,760
1,890
26 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,530
200
27 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$60,400
200
28 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$54,110
40
See also: Highest paying cities for urban and regional planners.