Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,230
25th Percentile Wage
$34,260
50th Percentile Wage
$44,200
75th Percentile Wage
$56,640
90th Percentile Wage
$72,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,230.

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
$44,200
6.49% 3.17%
2016
$41,330
5.56% -
2015
$39,030
-0.79% -
2014
$39,340
-5.90% -
2013
$41,660
-2.74% -
2012
$42,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Ohio ranges from $36,670 to $49,880. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Ohio is West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,880. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cincinnati-Middletown (mean annual salary $46,420). The lowest paying area is Akron with a median annual salary of $36,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$49,880
Cincinnati-Middletown
$46,420
Dayton
$45,940
Toledo
$45,630
Canton-Massillon
$44,930
Columbus
$44,240
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$42,860
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$42,710
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$42,580
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$42,470
Akron
$36,670




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