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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 187188 0.54 1115
United States 36,00040,600 12.8800 2,3003,560

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.3822.0427.87 35.7545.1955.90
Alaska 39.7528.4032.83 37.9645.7555.11
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.8330.8834.91 41.7251.0059.55
Balance of State 39.1328.7532.73 37.1544.3252.64

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
20718 8.752.6 42.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation57
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation28
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 46
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.6

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

The Natural Step: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices