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Environmental Planners

Earnings

Salaries specific to environmental planners are not included in the reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS does show, however, that in May 2015 urban and regional planners had median annual incomes of $68,220, with the lowest paid 10 percent earning less than $42,940 and the top paid 10 percent earning $102,200 or more. Those working for federal government agencies averaged higher annual salaries ($93,970) than those who worked for local governments ($69,330). Architectural, engineering, and related services firms paid their planners $77,140 per year. The states and territories where urban and regional planners earned the highest incomes were the District of Columbia, Nevada, California, Illinois, and Connecticut.

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