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Highest Paying States for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $65,580, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for meeting, convention, and event planners. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $59,940). 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 state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$65,580
$42,430 2,630
2 Connecticut
$59,940
$34,450 700
3 New York
$57,840
$32,620 9,160
4 Massachusetts
$56,570
$35,270 2,310
5 New Jersey
$56,340
$36,050 2,760
6 Virginia
$54,350
$34,310 3,900
7 Maryland
$52,650
$23,480 2,850
8 Hawaii
$50,990
$33,500 520
9 Minnesota
$50,010
$25,280 1,520
10 California
$49,790
$26,890 12,830
11 Alaska
$49,180
$36,440 110
12 Illinois
$48,750
$25,480 4,220
13 North Dakota
$47,650
$31,130 200
14 Texas
$47,460
$27,520 7,000
15 Georgia
$47,380
$25,910 2,420
16 Pennsylvania
$46,970
$26,900 3,040
17 Washington
$46,480
$31,220 1,640
18 Rhode Island
$46,460
$28,880 350
19 Oregon
$46,080
$32,060 1,320
20 New Hampshire
$46,020
$27,830 400
21 Delaware
$45,650
$24,630 230
22 Nevada
$45,260
$28,050 1,090
23 Indiana
$44,970
$25,130 1,150
24 New Mexico
$44,610
$23,340 420
25 Missouri
$44,040
$21,340 1,790
26 North Carolina
$43,600
$24,900 2,320
27 Michigan
$43,350
$24,120 2,070
28 Florida
$43,270
$23,400 6,470
29 Kansas
$42,260
$22,690 610
30 Iowa
$42,040
$19,970 840
31 Wisconsin
$41,790
$25,040 1,520
32 Nebraska
$41,570
$27,150 450
33 Alabama
$41,470
$25,300 400
34 Ohio
$41,330
$26,970 2,160
35 Colorado
$41,230
$23,250 2,880
36 Vermont
$40,250
$26,930 280
37 Wyoming
$40,040
$22,030 180
38 Montana
$38,990
$22,020 410
39 Maine
$38,960
$25,510 240
40 Kentucky
$38,520
$24,130 700
41 Arizona
$38,430
$19,310 1,850
42 Louisiana
$38,280
$22,000 500
43 Guam
$37,560
$24,290 40
44 Mississippi
$36,610
$24,050 270
45 Tennessee
$36,140
$21,910 1,400
46 West Virginia
$35,970
$20,090 230
47 Arkansas
$35,780
$21,590 410
48 Oklahoma
$35,520
$20,790 1,010
49 Utah
$35,320
$22,550 820
50 South Carolina
$34,060
$20,150 1,290
51 Idaho
$32,680
$18,640 430
52 South Dakota
$30,610
$24,980 250
53 Puerto Rico
$21,730
$16,480 510
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