Becoming a Planner via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Kaplan University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering event planning courses to train individuals to become top-notch event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, event specialists, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 38,950 people employed as urban and regional planners alone in America, and their average annual salary is $64,680. Production, planning, and expediting clerks make on average $43,260 per year and there are about 274,140 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Kaplan University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Planner Salary Information

Category: Urban and regional planners

Total # Employed in the US 38,950
Average Hourly Wage: $31.1/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$18.97 $23.42 $29.72 $37.4 $45.58
Average Yearly Salary $64,680
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$39,460 $48,700 $61,820 $77,790 $94,800
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.0% 0.9% 3.2% 3.4% 35.6% 52.5% 4.5%
Urban and regional planners — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $40.33/hr $83,890
New York $37.89/hr $78,820
Colorado $37.89/hr $78,800
Kansas $36.01/hr $74,910
North Dakota $35.6/hr $74,050
Delaware $34.91/hr $72,610
Missouri $33.3/hr $69,270
Alaska $32.85/hr $68,320
Indiana $31.91/hr $66,370
Connecticut $31.33/hr $65,170
Mississippi $31.1/hr $64,690
Tennessee $30.91/hr $64,280
Virginia $30.76/hr $63,990
Nebraska $30.23/hr $62,890
Oklahoma $30.14/hr $62,700
Hawaii $30.11/hr $62,630
Montana $29.87/hr $62,130
Arkansas $29.83/hr $62,050
Maine $29.13/hr $60,600
New Mexico $29.06/hr $60,450
District of Columbia $29.04/hr $60,410
Idaho $27.82/hr $57,870
South Carolina $27.8/hr $57,830
Michigan $27.66/hr $57,530
South Dakota $27.65/hr $57,510
Pennsylvania $27.62/hr $57,450
Guam $27.57/hr $57,340
North Carolina $27.55/hr $57,290
Wyoming $27.41/hr $57,010
New Hampshire $26.99/hr $56,150
Ohio $26.98/hr $56,110
Oregon $26.61/hr $55,340
Louisiana $26.5/hr $55,110
Iowa $26.28/hr $54,660
Nevada $26.22/hr $54,530
Alabama $26.06/hr $54,210
West Virginia $24.39/hr $50,720
Puerto Rico $24.37/hr $50,690
Wisconsin $24.36/hr $50,670
Washington $24.35/hr $50,650
Kentucky $24.34/hr $50,630
Massachusetts $24.14/hr $50,220
New Jersey $23.75/hr $49,410
Utah $22.88/hr $47,590
California $21.59/hr $44,900
Maryland $19.84/hr $41,260


Category: Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Total # Employed in the US 274,140
Average Hourly Wage: $20.8/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$12.26 $15.37 $19.98 $25.41 $30.89
Average Yearly Salary $43,260
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$25,500 $31,970 $41,560 $52,850 $64,250
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
3.2% 27.2% 31.2% 11.1% 21.3% 5.5% 0.5%
Production, planning, and expediting clerks — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Missouri $23.52/hr $48,920
Mississippi $23.24/hr $48,340
Delaware $22.93/hr $47,700
Colorado $22.93/hr $47,690
Florida $22.8/hr $47,430
Connecticut $22.29/hr $46,360
Oklahoma $22.2/hr $46,180
Nebraska $22.06/hr $45,880
Alaska $21.71/hr $45,150
Indiana $21.62/hr $44,970
Virginia $21.49/hr $44,710
North Carolina $21.36/hr $44,430
Michigan $21.29/hr $44,280
Utah $21.27/hr $44,240
Maine $21.04/hr $43,750
Kansas $21.03/hr $43,750
District of Columbia $20.91/hr $43,490
New York $20.8/hr $43,260
Ohio $20.74/hr $43,130
Montana $20.64/hr $42,920
North Dakota $20.63/hr $42,900
South Dakota $20.52/hr $42,670
New Jersey $20.48/hr $42,600
New Hampshire $20.29/hr $42,210
Massachusetts $20.27/hr $42,150
Arkansas $20.24/hr $42,100
Washington $20.09/hr $41,790
Puerto Rico $20.09/hr $41,800
Tennessee $19.92/hr $41,440
Guam $19.87/hr $41,330
Alabama $19.87/hr $41,320
Nevada $19.65/hr $40,870
Maryland $19.64/hr $40,850
Idaho $19.63/hr $40,820
South Carolina $19.52/hr $40,610
Kentucky $19.49/hr $40,530
Wyoming $19.45/hr $40,460
Wisconsin $19.01/hr $39,550
Pennsylvania $18.86/hr $39,230
California $18.84/hr $39,190
Oregon $18.75/hr $39,000
Hawaii $18.7/hr $38,890
Iowa $18.55/hr $38,580
New Mexico $18.43/hr $38,330
Louisiana $17.48/hr $36,370
West Virginia $16.52/hr $34,360


Category: City and Regional Planning Aides

Total # Employed in the US 21,720
Average Hourly Wage: $19.39/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.39 $13.92 $18.03 $22.88 $29.18
Average Yearly Salary $40,340
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21,600 $28,950 $37,500 $47,580 $60,690
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.6% 17.5% 23.9% 12.6% 29.7% 9.4% 4.2%


Event Planning Programs by State & City