Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,060
25th Percentile Wage
$57,680
50th Percentile Wage
$71,960
75th Percentile Wage
$90,160
90th Percentile Wage
$109,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.15
25th Percentile Wage
$27.73
50th Percentile Wage
$34.60
75th Percentile Wage
$43.35
90th Percentile Wage
$52.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for urban and regional planners in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.81. The median hourly salary is $34.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.15.

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
201671,9602.95%9.74%
201569,8402.96%-
201467,7702.69%-
201365,9501.52%-
201264,950--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of New York ranges from $55,400 to $79,940. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $79,940. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $76,910). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$79,940
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$76,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$73,050
Syracuse
$71,460
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$69,840
Rochester
$67,990
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$63,600
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$63,170
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$57,610
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$55,400


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