Urban and Regional Planners in California
Considering a career as an Urban and Regional Planner in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Urban and Regional Planners in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Urban and Regional Planners in California is growing faster than average.
Urban and Regional Planners in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Urban and Regional Planners Work in California?
There were approximately 7,950 workers employed as Urban and Regional Planners in this state in 2018.
There were 6,590 Urban and Regional Planners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 1,360 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 360 Urban and Regional Planners working in it, which means California has more Urban and Regional Planners than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Urban and Regional Planners in this state are growing at a rate of 13.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.8%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 650 annual job openings, and a total of 7,600 jobs for California Urban and Regional Planners in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 3,500 annual jobs and 40,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Urban and Regional Planners Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Urban and Regional Planners ranged from $57,820 to $135,980 with $89,680 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.8 to $65.38. The median hourly rate was $43.12.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $41.06 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $2.06.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Urban and Regional Planners
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Urban and Regional Planners.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||2,180||$89,270|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||1,500||$100,720|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||710||$87,600|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||620||$90,390|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||370||$110,050|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||140||$88,000|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||140||$99,250|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||130||$78,730|
|Yuba City, CA||100||$80,420|
|Santa Rosa, CA||90||$98,810|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||50||$94,460|
Top States for Urban and Regional Planners Employment
The table below shows the states where most Urban and Regional Planners work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Urban and Regional Planners get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$108,910|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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