Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,410
25th Percentile Wage
$35,430
50th Percentile Wage
$46,950
75th Percentile Wage
$61,210
90th Percentile Wage
$78,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,410.

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
$46,950
-0.04% 4.98%
2016
$46,970
3.94% -
2015
$45,120
1.33% -
2014
$44,520
1.48% -
2013
$43,860
-1.71% -
2012
$44,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $18,720 to $58,660. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $58,660. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $54,750). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$58,660
Philadelphia
$54,750
State College
$54,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$52,620
Reading
$45,790
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$45,010
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$44,460
Pittsburgh
$43,910
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,660
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$41,440
Lancaster
$37,970
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$37,050
York-Hanover
$36,150
Erie
$32,290
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,930
Johnstown
$25,760
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,720




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