Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,010
25th Percentile Wage
$42,470
50th Percentile Wage
$52,940
75th Percentile Wage
$72,110
90th Percentile Wage
$90,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,010.

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
$52,940
-2.66% 1.55%
2016
$54,350
2.15% -
2015
$53,180
-2.50% -
2014
$54,510
-1.47% -
2013
$55,310
5.77% -
2012
$52,120
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Virginia ranges from $42,650 to $49,120. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Virginia is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,120. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Roanoke (mean annual salary $48,650). The lowest paying area is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $42,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,120
Roanoke
$48,650
Richmond
$47,950
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$46,050
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,750
Charlottesville
$45,060
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,550
Harrisonburg
$43,740
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$43,320
Lynchburg
$42,650




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