Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,750
25th Percentile Wage
$30,890
50th Percentile Wage
$37,870
75th Percentile Wage
$48,780
90th Percentile Wage
$60,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,750.

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
$37,870
-1.72% 0.74%
2016
$38,520
2.02% -
2015
$37,740
1.64% -
2014
$37,120
0.57% -
2013
$36,910
-1.84% -
2012
$37,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Kentucky ranges from $23,060 to $50,900. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $50,900. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $38,950). The lowest paying area is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $23,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$50,900
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$38,950
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$38,840
Louisville-Jefferson County
$37,010
Bowling Green
$34,230
Evansville
$34,130
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,670
Elizabethtown
$23,060




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