Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for urban and regional planners in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of urban and regional planners amongst Minnesota 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,920
25th Percentile Wage
$59,930
50th Percentile Wage
$70,140
75th Percentile Wage
$79,810
90th Percentile Wage
$94,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,920.

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
$70,140
0.09% 5.29%
2016
$70,080
1.04% -
2015
$69,350
2.22% -
2014
$67,810
4.04% -
2013
$65,070
-2.09% -
2012
$66,430
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of Minnesota ranges from $66,650 to $70,330. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Minnesota is Rochester with a median annual salary of $70,330. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,310). The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$70,330
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$68,310
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$66,650




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