Training Requirements for Urban And Regional Planners

Urban and regional planners need a master's degree.

Degrees for Urban and regional planners
Percent
Less than High School 1.4
High School 1.0
Some College 6.4
Associates Degree 2.5
Bachelors Degree 38.6
Masters Degree 45.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.5

Employment Outlook for Urban And Regional Planners

This represents about 38,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more urban and regional planners but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.

Typical Income for Urban And Regional Planners

Hourly Income

On average,urban and regional planners make $35.12 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Urban and regional planners $21.23 $26.52 $33.66 $42.26 $50.63
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Social scientists and related workers $20.19 $26.84 $36.19 $47.75 $60.29
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, urban and regional planners make $73,060 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Urban and regional planners $44,170 $55,160 $70,020 $87,910 $105,310
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Social scientists and related workers $41,990 $55,840 $75,280 $99,320 $125,400
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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