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 among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,690
25th Percentile Wage
$31,630
50th Percentile Wage
$43,010
75th Percentile Wage
$57,640
90th Percentile Wage
$73,890

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 $73,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,690.

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
$43,010
-1.37% 0.60%
2016
$43,600
-0.76% -
2015
$43,930
3.69% -
2014
$42,310
1.56% -
2013
$41,650
-2.64% -
2012
$42,750
- -

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 $28,540 to $49,540. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $49,540. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $47,910). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$49,540
Durham-Chapel Hill
$47,910
Greenville
$44,400
Winston-Salem
$44,330
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,090
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$42,820
Greensboro-High Point
$37,890
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,910
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,190
Wilmington
$34,830
Fayetteville
$31,820
Asheville
$31,300
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,540




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