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
$22,470
25th Percentile Wage
$27,410
50th Percentile Wage
$36,640
75th Percentile Wage
$48,610
90th Percentile Wage
$67,330

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 $67,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $22,470.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,640-4.97%-11.63%
201538,460-1.30%-
201438,960-8.09%-
201342,1102.87%-
201240,900--

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 six 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 electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry with an annual salary $46,480. The lowest paying industry is the sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores industry (annual salary $30,340). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$46,480
Nonstore Retailers
$46,430
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$40,080
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$35,370
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$35,370
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$30,340

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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