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Urban and Regional Planners

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $35.73
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Urban and Regional Planners *

Area Low Median High
U S
$27.87 $35.73 $45.09
Minnesota
$29.93 $35.73 $40.00
Central Minnesota
$30.03 $34.41 $38.41
Northeast Minnesota
$23.45 $32.04 $38.36
Northwest Minnesota
$29.60 $35.04 $38.37
Southeast Minnesota
$30.53 $35.14 $41.03
Southwest Minnesota
$28.88 $34.87 $38.36
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$30.13 $35.86 $41.21

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,110 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Urban and Regional Planners most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,118 new Urban and Regional Planners to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Urban and Regional Planners
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 36,000 40,600 4,600 12.8%
Minnesota 1,143 1,289 146 12.8%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 76 85 9 11.8%
Central Minnesota 65 78 13 20%
Northeast Minnesota 40 45 5 12.5%
Southwest Minnesota 46 49 3 6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 859 964 105 12.2%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.