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Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for urban and regional planners in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of urban and regional planners among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,090
25th Percentile Wage
$52,520
50th Percentile Wage
$63,430
75th Percentile Wage
$77,270
90th Percentile Wage
$93,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,090.

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
$63,430
2.54% 11.75%
2016
$61,820
3.51% -
2015
$59,650
3.99% -
2014
$57,270
1.99% -
2013
$56,130
0.27% -
2012
$55,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of North Carolina ranges from $52,930 to $64,200. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $64,200. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $64,190). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$64,200
Raleigh-Cary
$64,190
Asheville
$60,490
Fayetteville
$59,530
Greensboro-High Point
$58,950
Wilmington
$58,870
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,410
Winston-Salem
$55,500
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,320
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,470
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,930




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