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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 $64,540, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for meeting, convention, and event planners. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $59,030). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$64,540
$36,170 2,630
2 New Jersey
$59,030
$35,780 3,050
3 New York
$56,900
$32,950 10,010
4 Connecticut
$56,300
$32,380 670
5 Alaska
$54,850
$33,750 80
6 Maryland
$54,630
$24,880 2,830
7 Massachusetts
$54,140
$25,010 2,920
8 Minnesota
$53,670
$31,790 2,070
9 Virginia
$52,940
$34,010 4,080
10 California
$51,100
$28,630 13,910
11 Hawaii
$50,300
$27,710 750
12 Illinois
$49,830
$25,180 4,160
13 Georgia
$48,710
$25,360 2,690
14 Rhode Island
$48,250
$31,200 330
15 Texas
$47,960
$27,460 7,010
16 New Hampshire
$47,660
$30,580 420
17 Delaware
$47,570
$24,840 220
18 North Dakota
$47,510
$25,740 160
19 Pennsylvania
$46,950
$26,410 3,210
20 Oregon
$46,830
$31,660 1,350
21 Indiana
$45,630
$26,170 1,180
22 Missouri
$45,600
$23,450 2,110
23 Nevada
$45,330
$29,130 1,110
24 Colorado
$44,530
$25,800 3,350
25 Vermont
$44,320
$28,710 220
26 Nebraska
$44,260
$28,910 440
27 Ohio
$44,200
$26,230 2,330
28 Michigan
$44,170
$24,670 2,510
29 Florida
$43,990
$24,370 6,580
30 Maine
$43,880
$30,330 240
31 Kansas
$43,150
$23,920 740
32 North Carolina
$43,010
$23,690 2,790
33 Wisconsin
$42,990
$26,100 1,580
34 Iowa
$42,190
$21,950 830
35 Arizona
$41,870
$21,160 1,770
36 Alabama
$41,790
$23,450 400
37 New Mexico
$40,780
$20,670 390
38 Louisiana
$40,730
$23,190 390
39 Tennessee
$40,350
$19,220 1,850
40 Washington
$39,280
$24,720 3,060
41 Wyoming
$39,150
$26,130 210
42 Utah
$38,520
$23,200 910
43 Arkansas
$38,150
$24,290 570
44 Kentucky
$37,870
$24,750 670
45 Oklahoma
$37,610
$21,670 930
46 West Virginia
$37,480
$21,560 170
47 Mississippi
$36,870
$21,430 300
48 Montana
$36,380
$19,670 340
49 Guam
$35,480
$20,240 50
50 Idaho
$35,450
$18,700 360
51 Virgin Islands
$35,400
$25,670 40
52 South Carolina
$33,460
$20,980 1,280
53 South Dakota
$32,850
$26,070 260
54 Puerto Rico
$21,650
$16,720 480
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