Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
35,480 1.6 % $33.98 $70,680 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.64 $25.84 $32.80 $41.06 $49.14
Annual Wage (2) $42,940 $53,740 $68,220 $85,400 $102,200


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 24,070 0.45 $33.33 $69,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,320 0.31 $35.59 $74,020
State Government (OES Designation) 3,880 0.18 $32.38 $67,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,200 0.10 $35.57 $73,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 740 0.04 $45.18 $93,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 24,070 0.45 $33.33 $69,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,320 0.31 $35.59 $74,020
State Government (OES Designation) 3,880 0.18 $32.38 $67,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,200 0.10 $35.57 $73,990
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.08 $32.33 $67,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 60 0.01 $61.15 $127,190
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $60.91 $126,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 740 0.04 $45.18 $93,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $37.93 $78,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $36.54 $76,010


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,020 0.45 1.76 $39.79 $82,770
Washington 2,150 0.72 2.80 $37.51 $78,030
Texas 2,000 0.17 0.67 $32.11 $66,790
Florida 1,910 0.24 0.94 $32.52 $67,640
Pennsylvania 1,760 0.31 1.20 $28.35 $58,970




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,150 0.72 2.80 $37.51 $78,030
Hawaii 400 0.64 2.48 $33.15 $68,960
Vermont 180 0.59 2.30 $27.51 $57,230
Montana 250 0.57 2.20 $31.51 $65,530
Delaware 220 0.52 2.01 $30.88 $64,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 200 0.30 1.15 $44.95 $93,500
Nevada 180 0.14 0.55 $40.30 $83,830
California 7,020 0.45 1.76 $39.79 $82,770
Illinois 680 0.12 0.45 $39.42 $81,990
Connecticut 340 0.21 0.80 $39.42 $81,990





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.43 1.68 $38.72 $80,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.72 2.79 $40.75 $84,760
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 890 0.14 0.54 $38.65 $80,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 810 0.34 1.30 $40.70 $84,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 790 0.42 1.63 $33.70 $70,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 780 0.58 2.24 $37.83 $78,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 720 0.83 3.22 $38.77 $80,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 720 0.41 1.58 $37.21 $77,390
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.60 2.35 $43.06 $89,560
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.62 2.40 $46.44 $96,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 370 3.62 14.05 $33.06 $68,770
Dover, DE 110 1.77 6.86 $28.13 $58,510
Yuba City, CA 60 1.46 5.69 $33.79 $70,290
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.39 5.42 $27.53 $57,260
Flagstaff, AZ 60 1.01 3.92 $30.81 $64,080
Redding, CA 60 0.99 3.87 $35.43 $73,690
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.89 3.47 $32.15 $66,870
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 720 0.83 3.22 $38.77 $80,640
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 70 0.79 3.07 $38.38 $79,820
Montgomery, AL 130 0.79 3.06 $30.09 $62,580