Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,880
25th Percentile Wage
$37,870
50th Percentile Wage
$48,110
75th Percentile Wage
$61,300
90th Percentile Wage
$77,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of educational 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 $77,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $29,880.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,1102.06%4.95%
201547,1201.32%-
201446,5000.71%-
201346,1700.95%-
201245,730--

Compare Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in 23 industries in the educational 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 junior colleges - privately owned industry with an annual salary $59,810. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $38,220). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$59,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,980
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$49,960
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$49,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$49,630
Educational Support Services
$49,610
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$49,460
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$49,420
Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,040
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$48,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$48,630
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,280
Educational Services
$48,110
Technical and Trade Schools
$47,350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,740
Educational Services - State government owned
$46,530
Educational Services - Local government owned
$46,390
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$45,360
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$44,850
Junior colleges - State government owned
$44,360
Other Schools and Instruction
$43,440
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$43,410
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$38,220

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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