Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for urban and regional planners in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of urban and regional planners amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Urban and Regional Planners in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,650
25th Percentile Wage
$57,100
50th Percentile Wage
$77,470
75th Percentile Wage
$98,150
90th Percentile Wage
$119,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.03
25th Percentile Wage
$27.45
50th Percentile Wage
$37.25
75th Percentile Wage
$47.19
90th Percentile Wage
$57.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for urban and regional planners in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.27. The median hourly salary is $37.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.03.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of urban and regional planners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,470-5.21%11.69%
201581,5104.92%-
201477,5006.65%-
201372,3505.45%-
201268,410--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Urban and Regional Planners in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of Illinois ranges from $76,250 to $82,040. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $82,040. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $76,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$82,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$76,250



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