Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

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)
70,480 2.1 % $23.96 $49,830 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.77 $16.79 $22.02 $28.98 $38.11
Annual Wage (2) $26,560 $34,930 $45,810 $60,280 $79,270


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)
Traveler Accommodation 8,250 0.47 $21.95 $45,650
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,750 1.84 $26.56 $55,250
Other Support Services 6,080 2.13 $25.77 $53,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,000 0.14 $22.87 $47,560
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,440 3.45 $23.18 $48,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,440 3.45 $23.18 $48,220
Other Support Services 6,080 2.13 $25.77 $53,600
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,750 1.84 $26.56 $55,250
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,700 1.33 $24.73 $51,440
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,660 1.22 $21.83 $45,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 40 0.09 $43.47 $90,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $36.37 $75,660
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 100 0.02 $35.60 $74,040
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 260 0.06 $34.48 $71,720
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 130 0.02 $33.52 $69,710


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 7,730 0.54 1.00 $25.90 $53,870
New York 7,250 0.85 1.57 $27.55 $57,300
Texas 6,320 0.60 1.10 $21.69 $45,110
Florida 3,560 0.49 0.90 $23.21 $48,270
Virginia 3,500 0.97 1.80 $26.33 $54,770




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 2,520 3.86 7.14 $32.27 $67,120
Virginia 3,500 0.97 1.80 $26.33 $54,770
Vermont 260 0.88 1.63 $20.66 $42,960
New York 7,250 0.85 1.57 $27.55 $57,300
Colorado 1,830 0.82 1.52 $22.04 $45,840




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 2,520 3.86 7.14 $32.27 $67,120
Massachusetts 1,930 0.60 1.12 $28.30 $58,860
New Jersey 1,940 0.51 0.95 $27.76 $57,730
New York 7,250 0.85 1.57 $27.55 $57,300
Virginia 3,500 0.97 1.80 $26.33 $54,770





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 5,680 1.10 2.04 $28.45 $59,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,100 2.18 4.03 $30.33 $63,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.63 1.17 $22.90 $47,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.47 0.88 $25.49 $53,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,690 0.75 1.38 $22.68 $47,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.70 1.30 $25.52 $53,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,270 0.74 1.37 $29.22 $60,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.69 1.28 $24.66 $51,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,240 0.71 1.31 $23.56 $48,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,200 0.69 1.28 $24.11 $50,150




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,100 2.18 4.03 $30.33 $63,080
Lawrence, KS 80 1.73 3.20 $17.65 $36,720
Corvallis, OR 50 1.47 2.72 $22.45 $46,700
Ithaca, NY 70 1.38 2.56 $20.73 $43,120
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 370 1.38 2.54 $28.62 $59,530
Charlottesville, VA 130 1.34 2.47 $21.26 $44,230
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 660 1.18 2.17 $29.70 $61,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.16 2.14 $30.62 $63,690
Napa, CA 70 1.11 2.05 $24.33 $50,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,680 1.10 2.04 $28.45 $59,180




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 510 0.42 0.77 $32.59 $67,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 150 0.35 0.65 $31.06 $64,610
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 190 0.79 1.45 $30.90 $64,280
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.39 0.72 $30.88 $64,240
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.50 0.92 $30.81 $64,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.16 2.14 $30.62 $63,690
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $30.54 $63,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,100 2.18 4.03 $30.33 $63,080
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 520 0.55 1.01 $30.32 $63,060
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 100 0.58 1.06 $30.24 $62,910

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.77 1.42 $14.09 $29,310
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.81 3.34 $22.83 $47,490
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 1.54 $24.49 $50,940
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.67 1.24 $14.78 $30,750
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 0.94 $24.51 $50,970

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs