Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for meeting, convention, and event planners in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,890
25th Percentile Wage
$36,950
50th Percentile Wage
$49,790
75th Percentile Wage
$68,970
90th Percentile Wage
$88,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.93
25th Percentile Wage
$17.76
50th Percentile Wage
$23.94
75th Percentile Wage
$33.15
90th Percentile Wage
$42.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.65. The median hourly salary is $23.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.93.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,790-2.57%-0.80%
201551,0703.33%-
201449,370-3.48%-
201351,0901.76%-
201250,190--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of California ranges from $28,900 to $62,890. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $62,890. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $61,620). The lowest paying area is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$62,890
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$61,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$58,390
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$55,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$53,470
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$52,410
Salinas
$51,710
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$51,590
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$49,520
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$49,130
Napa
$48,410
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$46,860
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$45,330
Vallejo-Fairfield
$42,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$41,440
Bakersfield-Delano
$39,460
Modesto
$35,470
Fresno
$32,380
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$28,900



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