Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for meeting, convention, and event planners in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners among Illinois metropolitan areas 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,180
25th Percentile Wage
$35,520
50th Percentile Wage
$49,830
75th Percentile Wage
$64,510
90th Percentile Wage
$80,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,180.

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
$49,830
2.17% 13.45%
2016
$48,750
0.37% -
2015
$48,570
2.43% -
2014
$47,390
5.02% -
2013
$45,010
4.18% -
2012
$43,130
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Illinois ranges from $28,640 to $53,550. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $53,550. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $52,240). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$53,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$52,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$51,450
Champaign-Urbana
$43,310
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$40,840
Rockford
$37,340
Peoria
$37,160
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$31,950
Bloomington-Normal
$31,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,930
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,640




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