Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
56,950 1.9 % $23.45 $48,780 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.02 $16.73 $21.76 $28.43 $36.94
Annual Wage (2) $27,090 $34,800 $45,260 $59,130 $76,840


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,670 1.81 $25.63 $53,300
Traveler Accommodation 7,420 0.44 $21.54 $44,800
Other Support Services 6,850 2.49 $24.76 $51,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,280 0.12 $22.49 $46,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,110 0.04 $22.34 $46,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 6,850 2.49 $24.76 $51,490
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,670 1.81 $25.63 $53,300
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,540 1.62 $21.77 $45,290
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,530 1.24 $25.12 $52,250
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 830 1.01 $20.40 $42,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 30 0.03 $34.18 $71,090
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 100 0.02 $33.55 $69,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $32.90 $68,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $32.36 $67,320
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 60 0.01 $31.07 $64,620


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,420 0.46 1.02 $24.82 $51,630
New York 5,510 0.66 1.47 $26.79 $55,730
Texas 4,430 0.44 0.98 $21.97 $45,710
Illinois 3,520 0.64 1.42 $24.20 $50,340
Florida 3,450 0.49 1.09 $21.78 $45,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,920 3.00 6.70 $29.52 $61,400
Virginia 2,580 0.73 1.63 $25.97 $54,010
Georgia 2,640 0.70 1.57 $19.63 $40,820
Vermont 190 0.68 1.52 $19.40 $40,360
New York 5,510 0.66 1.47 $26.79 $55,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,920 3.00 6.70 $29.52 $61,400
New Jersey 1,290 0.34 0.76 $27.12 $56,410
Massachusetts 1,860 0.60 1.33 $26.99 $56,130
New York 5,510 0.66 1.47 $26.79 $55,730
Hawaii 290 0.51 1.14 $26.02 $54,130

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,070 0.82 1.83 $28.38 $59,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,740 1.63 3.64 $28.79 $59,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,260 1.03 2.29 $19.92 $41,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.47 1.04 $22.67 $47,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,270 0.77 1.71 $27.37 $56,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.62 1.39 $22.55 $46,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.52 1.16 $22.84 $47,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,010 0.41 0.90 $21.30 $44,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 1.07 2.38 $28.69 $59,670
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 950 0.99 2.22 $20.14 $41,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.94 4.33 $21.44 $44,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,740 1.63 3.64 $28.79 $59,870
Durham, NC 320 1.22 2.71 $29.07 $60,460
Lawrence, KS 50 1.19 2.66 $14.68 $30,530
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 600 1.08 2.42 $27.13 $56,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 1.07 2.38 $28.69 $59,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,260 1.03 2.29 $19.92 $41,430
Salinas, CA 160 1.02 2.29 $23.52 $48,920
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 950 0.99 2.22 $20.14 $41,900
Eau Claire, WI 70 0.86 1.93 $15.96 $33,190




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 160 0.64 1.44 $33.93 $70,570
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.42 0.93 $31.33 $65,180
Kingston, NY 30 0.58 1.29 $30.61 $63,670
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 110 0.70 1.57 $30.26 $62,940
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 70 0.38 0.85 $29.07 $60,470
Durham, NC 320 1.22 2.71 $29.07 $60,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,740 1.63 3.64 $28.79 $59,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 1.07 2.38 $28.69 $59,670
York-Hanover, PA 50 0.28 0.61 $28.42 $59,110
Boulder, CO 110 0.69 1.55 $28.41 $59,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 3.70 $21.60 $44,930
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 1.47 $27.18 $56,540
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 1.28 $15.35 $31,930
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 1.85 $19.84 $41,260
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 1.61 $19.46 $40,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.25 5.02 $22.38 $46,560
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 3.70 $21.60 $44,930
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.27 2.84 $12.98 $27,000
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 1.85 $19.84 $41,260
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 1.61 $19.46 $40,480

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 1.47 $27.18 $56,540
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.71 $22.78 $47,390
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.25 5.02 $22.38 $46,560
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 0.88 $21.85 $45,450
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.47 $21.84 $45,430


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011