Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,060
25th Percentile Wage
$33,300
50th Percentile Wage
$44,910
75th Percentile Wage
$59,260
90th Percentile Wage
$75,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the industry sector of accommodation and food 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 $75,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $26,060.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,910
0.87% 7.84%
2016
$44,520
1.62% -
2015
$43,800
2.92% -
2014
$42,520
0.19% -
2013
$42,440
2.47% -
2012
$41,390
- -

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

The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in nine industries in the accommodation and food 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 full-service restaurants industry with an annual salary $48,270. The lowest paying industry is the drinking places (alcoholic beverages) industry (annual salary $28,690). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Full-Service Restaurants
$48,270
Traveler Accommodation
$46,520
Accommodation
$46,420
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$45,320
Food Services and Drinking Places
$42,210
Special Food Services
$40,440
Casino Hotels
$38,620
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$37,670
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$28,690

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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