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Want to work in Washington as an Urban and Regional Planner? Read this first!

10.6% Jobs Projection
$80,910 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Urban and Regional Planners Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 2,110 Urban and Regional Planners working in the state.

There were 2,090 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 WA Employment Trend

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

Urban and Regional Planners in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Urban and Regional Planners in this state are growing at a rate of 10.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.8%.

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

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 210 annual Urban and Regional Planners job openings in Washington, and 2,410 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Urban and Regional Planners Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Urban and Regional Planners ranged from $57,560 to $103,770 with $80,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.67 to $49.89. The median hourly rate was $38.9.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.78.

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

Urban and Regional Planners Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,120 $87,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 $85,760
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 420 $77,590
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 70 $72,750
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 $77,070
Bellingham, WA 60 $75,240
Yakima, WA 50 $70,450
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 $73,720

Top States for Urban and Regional Planners Employment

View the list below to see 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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