Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,640
25th Percentile Wage
$67,370
50th Percentile Wage
$79,280
75th Percentile Wage
$93,380
90th Percentile Wage
$105,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,640.

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
$79,280
2.65% 9.98%
2016
$77,180
0.75% -
2015
$76,600
2.36% -
2014
$74,790
3.90% -
2013
$71,870
0.70% -
2012
$71,370
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Urban and Regional Planners in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of Washington ranges from $58,980 to $87,010. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $87,010. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $86,460). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$87,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$86,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$82,850
Tacoma
$81,890
Bellingham
$76,230
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$74,490
Olympia
$74,340
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$72,640
Bremerton-Silverdale
$71,880
Spokane
$70,800
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$70,120
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$69,100
Yakima
$67,370
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,190
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,980




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