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Urban and Regional Planners in Oregon

Considering a career as an Urban and Regional Planner in Oregon?

14.3% Jobs Projection
$81,130 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Urban and Regional Planners in Oregon are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Urban and Regional Planners in Oregon is growing faster than average.

  • Urban and Regional Planners in Oregon earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Urban and Regional Planners Work in Oregon?

There were approximately 910 workers employed as Urban and Regional Planners in this state in 2018.

There were 890 Urban and Regional Planners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Urban and Regional Planners in OR Employment Trend

The typical state has 360 Urban and Regional Planners working in it, which means Oregon has more Urban and Regional Planners than average.

Urban and Regional Planners in OR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Urban and Regional Planners in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.8%.

Job Projections for Urban and Regional Planners: Nation vs. OR

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 1,040 total jobs in 2026 for Urban and Regional Planners in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,500 annual jobs and 40,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Urban and Regional Planners Make in Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Urban and Regional Planners ranged from $52,870 to $109,200 with $81,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.42 to $52.5. The median hourly rate was $39.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.75 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.26.

The median salary in Oregon is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Urban and Regional Planners Earnings: OR vs. National Average

Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 $85,760
Salem, OR 90 $79,180
Eugene, OR 70 $73,190
Bend-Redmond, OR 60 n/a
Medford, OR 40 $58,280

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
California 7,950 $89,680
Florida 2,350 $69,850
Texas 2,270 $62,740
Washington 2,110 $80,910
North Carolina 1,420 $64,120
Pennsylvania 1,420 $64,670
New York 1,410 $73,210
Virginia 1,380 $70,370
Massachusetts 1,250 $80,410
Minnesota 1,110 $73,040
Michigan 960 $66,700
Colorado 950 $74,900
Ohio 930 $66,560
Oregon 910 $81,130
Maryland 860 $75,970
Illinois 730 $69,770
Georgia 700 $56,470
Arizona 670 $68,720
New Mexico 560 $55,210
Hawaii 470 $74,310

Below are the states where Urban and Regional Planners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $108,910
California $89,680
Nevada $82,070
Oregon $81,130
Washington $80,910
Massachusetts $80,410
Alaska $79,120
Connecticut $76,260
Maryland $75,970
Rhode Island $75,000

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