Urban and Regional Planners (19-3051)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 239245 2.51 45
United States 38,00040,400 6.3240 700940

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 35.1221.2326.52 33.6642.2650.63
Alaska 38.8027.2532.11 36.8643.9252.27
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.4629.5333.37 37.9645.2056.41
Southeast Region 39.2225.9131.36 38.2847.2356.77

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
23922 9.257.2 46.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation49
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation20
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 43
Number of job position postings 20
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
The Natural Step: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices