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Urban and Regional Planners Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of urban and regional planners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare urban and regional planners salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Urban and Regional Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,370
25th Percentile Wage
$55,490
50th Percentile Wage
$70,780
75th Percentile Wage
$87,980
90th Percentile Wage
$104,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $104,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid urban and regional planners is $44,370.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,780
1.62% 9.44%
2016
$69,630
2.05% -
2015
$68,200
2.68% -
2014
$66,370
2.67% -
2013
$64,600
0.77% -
2012
$64,100
- -

Compare Urban and Regional Planners Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of urban and regional planners in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $94,410. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $69,850). For detailed urban and regional planners salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$94,410
Federal government, including USPS
$94,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,250
State government, including schools and hospitals
$70,870
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$70,780
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$70,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$69,850
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$69,850

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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