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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,250
25th Percentile Wage
$46,940
50th Percentile Wage
$60,900
75th Percentile Wage
$78,090
90th Percentile Wage
$97,430

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 $97,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,250.

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
$60,900
4.19% 19.00%
2016
$58,350
4.01% -
2015
$56,010
2.09% -
2014
$54,840
7.80% -
2013
$50,560
2.43% -
2012
$49,330
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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 $42,270 to $76,640. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $76,640. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $73,350). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$76,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$73,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$72,110
Philadelphia
$72,000
Lancaster
$63,610
Pittsburgh
$61,380
Reading
$60,020
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,610
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$57,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$56,530
York-Hanover
$54,670
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$53,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,540
State College
$43,820
Erie
$43,770
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,680
Johnstown
$43,340
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,270




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