Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for meeting, convention, and event planners in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners amongst North Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,900
25th Percentile Wage
$31,910
50th Percentile Wage
$43,600
75th Percentile Wage
$58,230
90th Percentile Wage
$74,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.97
25th Percentile Wage
$15.34
50th Percentile Wage
$20.96
75th Percentile Wage
$27.99
90th Percentile Wage
$35.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.70. The median hourly salary is $20.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.97.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,600-0.76%1.95%
201543,9303.69%-
201442,3101.56%-
201341,650-2.64%-
201242,750--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of North Carolina ranges from $29,010 to $48,020. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $48,020. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $47,720). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$48,020
Durham-Chapel Hill
$47,720
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,130
Winston-Salem
$44,790
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,390
Wilmington
$42,440
Fayetteville
$39,030
Greensboro-High Point
$36,870
Asheville
$29,630
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,010


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