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
$25,560
25th Percentile Wage
$32,670
50th Percentile Wage
$44,520
75th Percentile Wage
$58,250
90th Percentile Wage
$74,750

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 $74,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid meeting, convention, and event planners is $25,560.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,5201.62%7.03%
201543,8002.92%-
201442,5200.19%-
201342,4402.47%-
201241,390--

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 traveler accommodation industry with an annual salary $46,350. The lowest paying industry is the drinking places (alcoholic beverages) industry (annual salary $28,490). For detailed meeting, convention, and event planner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Traveler Accommodation
$46,350
Accommodation
$46,270
Full-Service Restaurants
$46,020
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$44,550
Food Services and Drinking Places
$41,350
Casino Hotels
$38,900
Special Food Services
$38,530
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$37,790
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$28,490

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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