Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for urban and regional planners in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of urban and regional planners among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,830
25th Percentile Wage
$45,500
50th Percentile Wage
$58,350
75th Percentile Wage
$74,130
90th Percentile Wage
$95,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.27
25th Percentile Wage
$21.87
50th Percentile Wage
$28.05
75th Percentile Wage
$35.64
90th Percentile Wage
$46.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for urban and regional planners in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.03. The median hourly salary is $28.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.27.

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
201658,3504.01%15.46%
201556,0102.09%-
201454,8407.80%-
201350,5602.43%-
201249,330--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $38,140 to $80,490. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $80,490. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $72,390). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $38,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$80,490
Philadelphia
$72,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$65,390
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$62,000
Pittsburgh
$57,960
Lancaster
$57,840
York-Hanover
$54,380
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,640
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$46,890
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$45,300
State College
$43,820
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,810
Erie
$42,380
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,270
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,450
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$38,140


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