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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
$27,050
25th Percentile Wage
$39,690
50th Percentile Wage
$53,700
75th Percentile Wage
$72,370
90th Percentile Wage
$92,460

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 $92,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $27,050.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,700-1.79%-1.51%
201554,6603.51%-
201452,740-5.61%-
201355,7002.14%-
201254,510--

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 13 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $65,260. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $47,790). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$65,260
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$61,740
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$61,110
Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,350
Legal Services
$58,410
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$55,880
Engineering Services
$55,460
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$55,230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,700
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,220
Specialized Design Services
$50,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$47,790

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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