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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,660
25th Percentile Wage
$41,570
50th Percentile Wage
$55,890
75th Percentile Wage
$74,510
90th Percentile Wage
$96,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $96,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $30,660.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,890
3.92% 2.47%
2016
$53,700
-1.79% -
2015
$54,660
3.51% -
2014
$52,740
-5.61% -
2013
$55,700
2.14% -
2012
$54,510
- -

Compare Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in 14 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry with an annual salary $69,700. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $43,170). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$69,700
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$66,870
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$61,460
Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,910
Legal Services
$58,650
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,320
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$57,120
Engineering Services
$56,420
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$56,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$52,040
Specialized Design Services
$51,670
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$50,690
Photographic Services
$43,170

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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