Urban & regional planners

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Total Workforce

20.1k

Average Age

40.9

Average Salary

$76,419

Average Male Salary

$80,526

Average Female Salary

$72,137

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Urban & regional planners are most often employed by the Administration of environmental quality & housing programs industry. The average yearly wage for Urban & regional planners was $76,419 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Urban & regional planners by wage are Network and computer systems administrators, Software quality assurance analysts and testers, and Real estate brokers & sales agents.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Urban & regional planners are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Urban & regional planners are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Urban & regional planners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Urban & regional planners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Urban & regional planners, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Urban & regional planners are paid most in Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$76,419

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,559

In 2018, Urban & regional planners earned an average of $76,419, $22,530 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Network and computer systems administrators make somewhat more than Urban & regional planners while Software quality assurance analysts and testers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Urban & regional planners as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.218

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Urban & regional planners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.218, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Urban & regional planners (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Urban & regional planners.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Urban & regional planners.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Urban & regional planners, by number of employees, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Executive offices & legislative bodies, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

20.1k

2018 Workforce

± 3,476

-7.83%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 26.1%

The number of people employed as Urban & regional planners has been declining at a rate of -7.83%, from 21,754 people in 2017 to 20,051 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Urban & regional planners employed by various industries. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs employs the largest share of Urban & regional planners at  37.7%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 26.5% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 11.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Urban & regional planners in the US. The average age of male Urban & regional planners in the workforce is 41.9 and of female Urban & regional planners is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Urban & regional planners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

10.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,483

9.82k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,433

51% of Urban & regional planners are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Urban & regional planners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Urban & regional planners

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

80% of Urban & regional planners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.98% of Urban & regional planners, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Urban & regional planners.

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Age by Gender

41.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.1

39.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.62

The median age of Urban & regional planners is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 2.1 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Urban & regional planners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Urban & regional planners is Architecture and Related Services but a relatively high number of Urban & regional planners hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Urban & regional planners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Urban & regional planners need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Judgment and Decision Making. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Urban & regional planners need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, and Programming.

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