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
$32,000
25th Percentile Wage
$41,700
50th Percentile Wage
$54,190
75th Percentile Wage
$69,540
90th Percentile Wage
$85,020

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 $85,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $32,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,190
3.12% 7.44%
2016
$52,500
5.10% -
2015
$49,820
4.11% -
2014
$47,770
0.71% -
2013
$47,430
-5.76% -
2012
$50,160
- -

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 17 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 miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $45,200). 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
$57,630
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$56,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$55,460
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$54,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$54,500
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$54,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$53,850
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$52,460
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$50,650
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$50,370
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$50,250
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$49,960
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$49,960
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$49,880
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$47,940
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$45,200

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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