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 among California 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,630
25th Percentile Wage
$38,430
50th Percentile Wage
$51,100
75th Percentile Wage
$69,480
90th Percentile Wage
$90,140

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 $90,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,100
2.56% 1.78%
2016
$49,790
-2.57% -
2015
$51,070
3.33% -
2014
$49,370
-3.48% -
2013
$51,090
1.76% -
2012
$50,190
- -

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 $30,170 to $64,890. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $64,890. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $63,470). The lowest paying area is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$64,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$63,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,100
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$57,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$53,470
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$53,470
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$51,600
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$51,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$50,710
Visalia-Porterville
$50,620
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,320
Salinas
$47,430
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$46,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$46,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$46,170
Stockton
$46,080
Napa
$45,130
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$44,860
Bakersfield-Delano
$44,400
Vallejo-Fairfield
$43,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$43,250
Fresno
$38,880
Chico
$38,420
Modesto
$38,180
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$31,980
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$30,170




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