The salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The meeting, convention, and event planners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) meeting, convention, and event planners is $83,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,670. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 223% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of meeting, convention, and event planners in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for meeting, convention, and event planners occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $58,340. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $36,640).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only meeting, convention, and event planners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,730 to $65,580. The highest paying state for meeting, convention, and event planners is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $65,580. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,730. For more salary information of meeting, convention, and event planners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |