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Urban and Regional Planners Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of urban and regional planners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare urban and regional planners salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Urban and Regional Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,900
25th Percentile Wage
$59,200
50th Percentile Wage
$75,720
75th Percentile Wage
$98,320
90th Percentile Wage
$123,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) urban and regional planners is $123,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid urban and regional planners is $47,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of urban and regional planners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,720
4.27% 7.74%
2016
$72,490
5.27% -
2015
$68,670
-1.49% -
2014
$69,690
-2.35% -
2013
$71,330
2.06% -
2012
$69,860
- -

Compare Urban and Regional Planners Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of urban and regional planners in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for urban and regional planners occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $99,160. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $60,270). For detailed urban and regional planners salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$99,160
Engineering Services
$79,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$75,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$74,600
Scientific Research and Development Services
$69,920
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$60,270

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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