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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 $97,970, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for urban and regional planners. It is followed by California (average annual salary $85,410). 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 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
$97,970
$56,940 300
2 California
$85,410
$56,010 6,590
3 Nevada
$83,500
$56,110 210
4 Massachusetts
$80,240
$55,390 1,390
5 Washington
$79,280
$56,640 2,090
6 New Jersey
$78,900
$43,840 410
7 Oregon
$78,530
$53,020 890
8 Alaska
$77,620
$57,960 170
9 Connecticut
$76,300
$46,080 400
10 Rhode Island
$75,140
$54,580 170
11 Illinois
$75,020
$41,230 670
12 Colorado
$74,360
$51,910 830
13 Arizona
$73,580
$49,860 700
14 Maryland
$72,600
$48,590 1,040
15 New York
$71,590
$45,970 1,560
16 Virginia
$71,090
$45,470 1,240
17 Hawaii
$70,350
$46,100 430
18 Minnesota
$70,140
$52,920 1,110
19 Florida
$69,500
$46,660 2,020
20 North Dakota
$69,440
$53,600 60
21 Missouri
$66,720
$43,280 250
22 Wisconsin
$65,830
$50,410 390
23 Utah
$64,980
$42,070 320
24 Maine
$64,970
$47,390 130
25 Iowa
$64,830
$39,560 240
26 Ohio
$63,640
$43,390 780
27 North Carolina
$63,430
$44,090 1,370
28 Kansas
$63,390
$43,960 230
29 Guam
$63,380
$37,820 50
30 Texas
$62,470
$41,680 2,210
31 Michigan
$62,230
$37,930 710
32 Nebraska
$62,230
$41,280 240
33 Oklahoma
$62,080
$33,410 170
34 Delaware
$61,300
$45,390 230
35 Pennsylvania
$60,900
$36,250 1,290
36 Mississippi
$60,680
$36,100 200
37 Wyoming
$60,490
$42,860 100
38 New Hampshire
$60,050
$40,440 220
39 South Carolina
$58,530
$40,800 410
40 Alabama
$57,940
$37,540 330
41 Louisiana
$57,660
$35,340 130
42 Tennessee
$56,930
$37,400 300
43 Montana
$56,080
$33,980 150
44 Georgia
$55,800
$35,160 550
45 Idaho
$55,610
$36,670 300
46 New Mexico
$55,360
$36,360 430
47 Indiana
$53,720
$35,470 500
48 South Dakota
$51,500
$37,120 220
49 Arkansas
$50,400
$32,250 70
50 Kentucky
$49,270
$30,430 260
51 Vermont
$48,960
$39,520 250
52 West Virginia
$48,110
$34,090 80
53 Puerto Rico
$31,410
$19,870 60
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