Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for meeting, convention, and event planners in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of meeting, convention, and event planners amongst Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,220
25th Percentile Wage
$38,090
50th Percentile Wage
$46,480
75th Percentile Wage
$60,470
90th Percentile Wage
$77,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.01
25th Percentile Wage
$18.30
50th Percentile Wage
$22.35
75th Percentile Wage
$29.07
90th Percentile Wage
$37.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for meeting, convention, and event planners in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.17. The median hourly salary is $22.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.01.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201446,4802.78%5.59%
201345,1902.90%-
201243,880--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of meeting, convention, and event planners in state of Washington ranges from $36,600 to $56,120. The highest paying area for meeting, convention, and event planners in Washington is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee with a median annual salary of $56,120. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $47,610). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $36,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$56,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$47,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$47,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$47,070
Spokane
$46,130
Tacoma
$44,870
Bremerton-Silverdale
$38,890
Olympia
$38,310
Bellingham
$36,600



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