Urban and Regional Planners

General Information

Description

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government69.28%
  2. Private, for profit20.54%
  3. Federal government4.94%
  4. Private, not for profit3.67%
  5. Self-employed1.58%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of urban and regional planners is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 3,700 openings for urban and regional planners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$75,950

State-by-state Salary

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$116,350
$55,090
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 56%
  • Bachelor's degree 40%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Geography
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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