Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,470
25th Percentile Wage
$55,280
50th Percentile Wage
$71,090
75th Percentile Wage
$90,890
90th Percentile Wage
$106,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,470.

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
$71,090
1.66% 10.40%
2016
$69,910
3.03% -
2015
$67,790
1.31% -
2014
$66,900
3.17% -
2013
$64,780
1.67% -
2012
$63,700
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Urban and Regional Planners in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of Virginia ranges from $48,280 to $70,290. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $70,290. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $60,710). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$70,290
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$60,710
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$59,730
Charlottesville
$59,220
Richmond
$59,210
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$58,380
Roanoke
$58,150
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$49,540
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$48,280




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