Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,910
25th Percentile Wage
$29,200
50th Percentile Wage
$36,140
75th Percentile Wage
$49,040
90th Percentile Wage
$63,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.53
25th Percentile Wage
$14.04
50th Percentile Wage
$17.37
75th Percentile Wage
$23.58
90th Percentile Wage
$30.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.75. The median hourly salary is $17.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.53.

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
201636,140-2.30%-22.11%
201536,970-0.46%-
201437,140-10.93%-
201341,200-7.11%-
201244,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Tennessee ranges from $28,490 to $36,650. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $36,650. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $36,420). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $28,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$36,650
Chattanooga
$36,420
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,100
Memphis
$35,810
Knoxville
$28,490


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