Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare meeting, convention, and event planner salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,550
25th Percentile Wage
$41,630
50th Percentile Wage
$52,500
75th Percentile Wage
$67,330
90th Percentile Wage
$82,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of wholesale trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) meeting, convention, and event planners is $82,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $32,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,5005.10%4.46%
201549,8204.11%-
201447,7700.71%-
201347,430-5.76%-
201250,160--

Compare Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in nine industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for meeting, convention, and event planner occupations is the miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $59,880. The lowest paying industry is the drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $49,880). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$59,880
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,030
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$52,460
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$52,340
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$52,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$51,030
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$50,370
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$49,880

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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