Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for meeting, convention, and event planners in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners among Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,950
25th Percentile Wage
$31,220
50th Percentile Wage
$42,190
75th Percentile Wage
$53,460
90th Percentile Wage
$64,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,190
0.36% 3.51%
2016
$42,040
1.64% -
2015
$41,350
-4.06% -
2014
$43,030
-1.25% -
2013
$43,570
6.56% -
2012
$40,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Iowa ranges from $33,300 to $50,610. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $50,610. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $47,080). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$50,610
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$47,080
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$45,400
Iowa City
$43,360
Dubuque
$43,240
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,180
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$35,260
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$33,880
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,300




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