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Highest Paying Cities for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

The top 100 highest paying cities for meeting, convention, and event planners (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of meeting, convention, and event planners in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $68,730, New Haven, Connecticut is the highest paying city for meeting, convention, and event planners. It is followed by Huntsville, Alabama (average annual salary $68,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of meeting, convention, and event planners in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New Haven, Connecticut
$68,730
100
2 Huntsville, Alabama
$68,240
60
3 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$68,240
50
4 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$67,980
230
5 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$65,230
750
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$64,470
5,280
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$63,770
6,170
8 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$63,490
650
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$62,890
1,630
10 Framingham, Massachusetts
$61,960
100
11 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$61,620
610
12 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$60,440
5,640
13 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$60,320
9,320
14 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$60,070
360
15 Ithaca, New York
$59,000
40
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$58,390
2,620
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,100
1,530
18 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$57,840
30
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,480
1,960
20 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$57,210
220
21 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$56,630
80
22 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$56,120
n/a
23 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$56,070
1,960
24 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$55,790
510
25 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$55,720
1,120
26 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$54,030
50
27 Sherman-Denison, Texas
$53,860
n/a
28 Camden, New Jersey
$53,580
350
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$53,470
3,220
30 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$53,370
40
31 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$53,150
760
32 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$52,760
2,480
33 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$52,700
90
34 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$52,500
1,040
35 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$52,410
910
36 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$51,790
1,160
37 Salinas, California
$51,710
140
38 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$51,650
590
39 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$51,590
170
40 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$51,400
3,100
41 State College, Pennsylvania
$51,390
110
42 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$51,380
1,910
43 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$51,200
80
44 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$50,760
80
45 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$50,700
3,500
46 Kingston, New York
$50,700
40
47 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$50,570
1,470
48 Rochester, New York
$50,250
300
49 Roanoke, Virginia
$50,180
90
50 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$50,160
70
51 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$50,040
230
52 Springfield, Illinois
$49,960
40
53 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$49,910
1,880
54 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$49,770
200
55 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$49,680
30
56 Anchorage, Alaska
$49,550
80
57 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$49,530
70
58 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$49,520
70
59 Reading, Pennsylvania
$49,190
80
60 Worcester, Massachusetts
$49,180
90
61 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$49,130
1,260
62 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$49,010
180
63 Springfield, Massachusetts
$48,900
180
64 Savannah, Georgia
$48,710
100
65 Honolulu, Hawaii
$48,700
260
66 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$48,520
560
67 St Louis, Missouri
$48,500
880
68 Napa, California
$48,410
180
69 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$48,320
100
70 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$48,160
50
71 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$48,020
380
72 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$47,720
270
73 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$47,610
n/a
74 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$47,570
360
75 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$47,520
n/a
76 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$47,400
170
77 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$47,130
370
78 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$47,070
100
79 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$47,070
1,070
80 Montgomery, Alabama
$47,060
40
81 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$46,930
40
82 Richmond, Virginia
$46,930
570
83 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$46,860
3,590
84 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$46,810
370
85 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$46,730
260
86 Tallahassee, Florida
$46,620
120
87 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$46,560
60
88 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$46,540
240
89 Charlottesville, Virginia
$46,450
260
90 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$46,410
220
91 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$46,370
740
92 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$46,350
1,720
93 Wilmington, New Jersey
$46,350
200
94 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$46,130
440
95 Spokane, Washington
$46,130
140
96 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$46,130
160
97 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$46,120
30
98 Dayton, Ohio
$45,990
150
99 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$45,910
470
100 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$45,810
900
See also: Highest paying industries for meeting, convention, and event planners.