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Fast Facts for Urban Planners in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Cruz, Redding and Yuba City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Santa Rosa and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Santa Ana and Sacramento

Salaries for Urban Planners in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, San Jose and Napa

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Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Urban Planners

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Urban Planners

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Urban Planners relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Visalia-Porterville40 $77,900
Yuba City70 $73,120
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande100 $68,580
Bakersfield110 $87,530
Fresno150 $70,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade590 $78,930
Salinas50 $85,390
San Diego-Carlsbad620 $84,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1910 $96,780
Modesto40 $82,610
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura110 $84,030
ReddingN/A $75,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario450 $85,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1230 $94,490
Stockton-Lodi100 $70,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara270 $103,710
Vallejo-Fairfield60 $93,980
Santa Cruz-Watsonville60 $86,200
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara150 $92,300
Santa Rosa60 $93,060

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