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Highest Paying States for Urban and Regional Planners

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $96,220, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for urban and regional planners. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $83,760). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Urban and Regional Planners

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$96,220
$56,120 240
2 New Jersey
$83,760
$51,620 450
3 Nevada
$83,370
$56,520 210
4 California
$82,400
$56,110 6,770
5 Connecticut
$78,380
$53,930 380
6 Massachusetts
$78,150
$52,640 1,200
7 Oregon
$78,120
$52,520 880
8 Illinois
$77,470
$41,650 690
9 Washington
$77,180
$54,910 2,070
10 Alaska
$76,680
$56,680 190
11 Colorado
$74,980
$51,820 810
12 Rhode Island
$74,210
$53,650 140
13 New York
$71,960
$46,060 1,430
14 Arizona
$70,620
$47,090 740
15 Minnesota
$70,080
$53,000 1,050
16 Virginia
$69,910
$44,850 1,210
17 North Dakota
$69,090
$54,150 50
18 Maine
$67,760
$51,500 110
19 Hawaii
$67,080
$44,840 430
20 Florida
$67,030
$44,650 1,920
21 Maryland
$66,560
$45,020 990
22 Utah
$65,630
$42,690 320
23 Iowa
$65,600
$37,500 210
24 Missouri
$65,100
$46,110 280
25 Wisconsin
$63,750
$31,070 470
26 Nebraska
$63,370
$44,740 230
27 Oklahoma
$63,090
$33,170 170
28 New Hampshire
$62,610
$39,630 180
29 North Carolina
$61,820
$43,390 1,230
30 Ohio
$61,800
$43,370 570
31 Kansas
$61,380
$42,120 260
32 Texas
$61,300
$41,100 2,130
33 Delaware
$61,120
$46,560 230
34 Wyoming
$60,730
$43,970 120
35 South Carolina
$60,200
$41,060 380
36 Michigan
$59,930
$37,120 670
37 Montana
$59,460
$39,230 260
38 Pennsylvania
$58,350
$33,830 1,640
39 Tennessee
$57,060
$33,810 340
40 Alabama
$55,900
$35,310 360
41 Vermont
$55,690
$37,210 180
42 Louisiana
$55,590
$33,300 70
43 Idaho
$55,070
$35,760 290
44 Mississippi
$54,950
$34,860 180
45 New Mexico
$54,600
$35,970 370
46 South Dakota
$53,070
$39,490 200
47 Kentucky
$52,670
$36,700 300
48 Georgia
$52,060
$37,250 470
49 Indiana
$51,920
$30,660 580
50 West Virginia
$49,050
$33,660 70
51 Arkansas
$48,380
$28,400 90
52 Puerto Rico
$28,670
$17,440 70
See also: Highest paying industries for urban and regional planners, Top Paying Jobs in America.