Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,850
25th Percentile Wage
$30,850
50th Percentile Wage
$41,270
75th Percentile Wage
$55,230
90th Percentile Wage
$74,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $74,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $23,850.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,270
3.22% -1.50%
2016
$39,940
0.88% -
2015
$39,590
-1.47% -
2014
$40,170
-2.29% -
2013
$41,090
-1.95% -
2012
$41,890
- -

Compare Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $47,190. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $39,920). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$47,190
Spectator Sports
$44,760
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$43,300
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$43,180
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$41,960
Performing Arts Companies
$41,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$41,090
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$40,960
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$40,940
Gambling Industries
$40,600
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$40,380
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$39,980
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$39,980
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$39,920

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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