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
$22,400
25th Percentile Wage
$29,320
50th Percentile Wage
$39,940
75th Percentile Wage
$54,980
90th Percentile Wage
$75,460

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 $75,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $22,400.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,9400.88%-4.88%
201539,590-1.47%-
201440,170-2.29%-
201341,090-1.95%-
201241,890--

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 amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $50,810. The lowest paying industry is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry (annual salary $36,310). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$50,810
Spectator Sports
$42,750
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$41,770
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$41,690
Performing Arts Companies
$41,090
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$41,010
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$40,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$40,520
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$39,930
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$39,750
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$39,280
Gambling Industries
$38,220
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$38,000
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$36,310

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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