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 among Virginia 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,850
25th Percentile Wage
$54,250
50th Percentile Wage
$69,910
75th Percentile Wage
$89,730
90th Percentile Wage
$103,630

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 $103,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.56
25th Percentile Wage
$26.08
50th Percentile Wage
$33.61
75th Percentile Wage
$43.14
90th Percentile Wage
$49.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for urban and regional planners in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.82. The median hourly salary is $33.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.56.

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
201669,9103.03%8.88%
201567,7901.31%-
201466,9003.17%-
201364,7801.67%-
201263,700--

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 $68,230. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $68,230. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $58,730). 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
$68,230
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$58,730
Charlottesville
$58,400
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$58,380
Richmond
$58,180
Roanoke
$56,960
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$48,280


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