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 among Illinois cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,230
25th Percentile Wage
$54,260
50th Percentile Wage
$75,020
75th Percentile Wage
$98,240
90th Percentile Wage
$120,840

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 $120,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of urban and regional planners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,020
-3.27% 8.81%
2016
$77,470
-5.21% -
2015
$81,510
4.92% -
2014
$77,500
6.65% -
2013
$72,350
5.45% -
2012
$68,410
- -

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 $60,950 to $83,020. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $83,020. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $79,810). The lowest paying area is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $60,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$83,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$79,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$73,010
Champaign-Urbana
$60,950




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