Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,550
25th Percentile Wage
$35,420
50th Percentile Wage
$45,860
75th Percentile Wage
$57,170
90th Percentile Wage
$68,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $68,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $27,550.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,860-1.57%5.87%
201546,5804.01%-
201444,7100.67%-
201344,4102.79%-
201243,170--

Compare Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in 22 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $56,500. The lowest paying industry is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry (annual salary $38,500). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$56,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,650
Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,420
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$52,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$52,610
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$52,230
Home Health Care Services
$51,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$51,150
Hospitals - State government owned
$48,850
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,280
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,720
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$47,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$46,680
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$44,570
Individual and Family Services
$44,390
Child Day Care Services
$44,270
Social Assistance
$43,650
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$40,980
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$40,690
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$38,710
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$38,500

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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