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

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

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,660
25th Percentile Wage
$30,210
50th Percentile Wage
$39,140
75th Percentile Wage
$56,090
90th Percentile Wage
$75,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of retail 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 $75,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $24,660.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,140
6.39% -4.50%
2016
$36,640
-4.97% -
2015
$38,460
-1.30% -
2014
$38,960
-8.09% -
2013
$42,110
2.87% -
2012
$40,900
- -

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

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in 23 industries in the retail 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 shoe stores industry with an annual salary $64,100. The lowest paying industry is the book stores and news dealers industry (annual salary $28,460). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Shoe Stores
$64,100
Health and Personal Care Stores
$60,300
Health and Personal Care Stores
$60,300
Direct Selling Establishments
$53,950
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$52,600
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$51,410
Nonstore Retailers
$48,820
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$47,810
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$42,060
Sporting Goods Stores
$40,020
Florists
$39,710
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$37,320
General Merchandise Stores
$36,680
Food and Beverage Stores
$35,570
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$35,370
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$35,370
Food and Beverage Stores
$35,040
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$34,800
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$31,600
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$31,330
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$30,900
Grocery Stores
$30,730
Book Stores and News Dealers
$28,460

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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