This occupation has a low probability of automation.

13.0% probability

of automation

12.8% growth

projected to 2026

36,000 employed

currently in the US

$73,060 annual wage

US, median ($35.12 hourly)

What they do

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

Risk of automation

This occupation is 13.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 184 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 36,000 people have this job. They earn $73,060 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,630,160,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $35.12.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 12.8% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 40,600 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).