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Highest Paying Industries for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $81,530, aerospace product and parts manufacturing is the highest paying industry for meeting, convention, and event planners. It is followed by transportation equipment manufacturing industry (average annual salary $74,230). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$81,530
60
2 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$74,230
90
3 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$66,500
290
4 Shoe Stores
$65,560
n/a
5 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$64,900
30
6 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$64,600
120
7 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$64,560
n/a
8 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$63,080
120
9 Oil and Gas Extraction
$62,880
90
10 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$62,490
120
11 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$62,220
650
12 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$61,970
270
13 Telecommunications
$61,870
170
14 Other Insurance Related Activities
$61,770
n/a
15 Insurance Carriers
$61,440
430
16 Mining
$61,090
100
17 Depository Credit Intermediation
$60,650
200
18 Utilities
$60,440
30
19 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$60,130
600
20 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$60,040
250
21 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$59,730
n/a
22 Finance and Insurance
$59,430
1,600
23 Hospitals - State government owned
$59,270
70
24 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$58,840
100
25 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$58,650
600
26 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$58,630
40
27 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$58,350
360
28 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$57,990
370
29 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$57,110
710
30 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$56,650
50
31 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$56,610
80
32 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$56,570
110
33 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$56,450
250
34 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$56,100
40
35 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$55,950
n/a
36 Other Information Services
$55,730
330
37 Chemical Manufacturing
$55,500
110
38 Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,420
620
39 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,010
2,220
40 Software Publishers
$54,930
210
41 Travel Agencies
$54,840
180
42 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,620
530
43 Construction
$54,580
60
44 Other Financial Investment Activities
$54,560
270
45 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$54,350
260
46 Television Broadcasting
$54,220
100
47 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$53,740
n/a
48 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$53,650
230
49 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$53,450
60
50 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$53,120
80
51 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$53,010
930
52 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$52,860
50
53 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$52,840
330
54 Business Support Services
$52,780
440
55 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,740
5,110
56 Newspaper Publishers
$52,630
90
57 Information
$52,530
2,330
58 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$52,350
8,310
59 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$52,270
440
60 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$52,240
720
61 Manufacturing
$51,770
1,410
62 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$51,330
250
63 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$51,060
580
64 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,020
490
65 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$50,850
250
66 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$50,780
170
67 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,740
410
68 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$50,720
310
69 Engineering Services
$50,410
100
70 Other Personal Services
$50,290
2,300
71 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$50,270
420
72 Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,230
480
73 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,120
320
74 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$49,990
710
75 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$49,910
710
76 Employment Services
$49,910
360
77 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$49,750
90
78 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$49,560
2,080
79 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,410
150
80 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$49,330
1,100
81 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$49,310
40
82 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$49,140
2,000
83 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$49,070
290
84 Administrative and Support Services
$49,040
8,790
85 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$49,040
8,790
86 Personal and Laundry Services
$49,020
2,390
87 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$49,000
60
88 Offices of Physicians
$48,960
110
89 Legal Services
$48,950
350
90 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$48,900
420
91 Other Support Services
$48,880
6,230
92 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,770
16,480
93 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$48,740
14,080
94 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$48,730
2,950
95 Office Administrative Services
$48,450
630
96 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,010
4,900
97 Wholesale Trade
$47,770
950
98 Specialized Design Services
$47,640
70
99 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,120
130
100 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,910
40
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