• Urban and Regional Planners
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 64,560
    $43,740 range bar $96,820
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Urban and regional planners develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

What do they typically do

  • Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals
  • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues about land use or community plans
  • Advocate for sustainability to community groups, government agencies, the general public, or special interest groups
  • Discuss with planning officials land use project purposes such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use
  • Determine the effects of regulatory limitations on land use projects
  • Advise planning officials about project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives
  • Conduct research such as surveys and impact studies to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, or physical factors affecting land use
  • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.3%
Job Opening 159

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