Urban and Regional Planner Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $19.90 $31.60 $47.10
Annual Wage $41,400 $65,600 $97,900
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Urban and Regional Planners plan and coordinate the development of urban areas. They often work with construction companies or city officials to determine the best possible location for a large building, or to devise strategies for increasing affordable housing or reducing urban sprawl. The plans that these professionals create are used to create communities, revitalize facilities in cities and towns, and accommodate population growth.

As of 2012, the median annual salary for urban and regional planners was $65,250. The lowest ten percent of urban and regional planners earned less than $41,500 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $97,600 a year.

For the top four industries urban and regional planners, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Architectural and engineering services $71,000
Consulting services $67,400
State government (non-educational) $64,400
Local government (non-educational) $63,300
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