Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
77,940 1.7 % $24.48 $50,910 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.47 $16.67 $22.35 $29.60 $39.45
Annual Wage (2) $25,940 $34,680 $46,490 $61,570 $82,060


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 8,660 0.47 $22.86 $47,540
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 8,310 1.95 $27.24 $56,660
Other Support Services 6,230 2.10 $25.77 $53,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,120 0.17 $23.60 $49,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,590 3.02 $22.93 $47,700

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 3,590 3.02 $22.93 $47,700
Other Support Services 6,230 2.10 $25.77 $53,610
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 8,310 1.95 $27.24 $56,660
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,000 1.51 $25.56 $53,160
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,830 1.25 $20.47 $42,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $40.17 $83,560
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 290 0.07 $35.74 $74,340
Oil and Gas Extraction 90 0.05 $35.15 $73,110
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 120 0.02 $33.99 $70,700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 120 0.03 $33.32 $69,300


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 8,830 0.58 1.01 $26.21 $54,510
New York 7,730 0.88 1.52 $29.80 $61,980
Texas 6,970 0.62 1.08 $23.35 $48,580
Florida 4,450 0.58 1.01 $22.90 $47,640
Virginia 3,560 0.97 1.69 $27.84 $57,910



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 2,140 3.17 5.50 $32.69 $68,000
Montana 460 1.04 1.80 $19.93 $41,450
Virginia 3,560 0.97 1.69 $27.84 $57,910
Colorado 2,110 0.89 1.55 $21.61 $44,950
Vermont 270 0.88 1.53 $21.93 $45,620



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 2,140 3.17 5.50 $32.69 $68,000
New York 7,730 0.88 1.52 $29.80 $61,980
Connecticut 770 0.47 0.81 $29.63 $61,630
Massachusetts 2,170 0.65 1.13 $29.01 $60,350
Virginia 3,560 0.97 1.69 $27.84 $57,910




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 5,640 1.05 1.81 $31.89 $66,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,560 1.92 3.32 $31.36 $65,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,460 0.66 1.14 $25.04 $52,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.52 0.90 $27.15 $56,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.73 1.27 $31.03 $64,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,620 0.68 1.17 $24.16 $50,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.84 1.45 $29.76 $61,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.75 1.30 $24.84 $51,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,370 0.75 1.30 $21.96 $45,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,360 0.48 0.83 $26.23 $54,570



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)
Missoula, MT 140 2.46 4.27 $15.91 $33,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,560 1.92 3.32 $31.36 $65,220
Napa, CA 120 1.79 3.11 $31.41 $65,340
Charlottesville, VA 170 1.75 3.03 $24.18 $50,300
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 210 1.63 2.82 $20.19 $42,000
Corvallis, OR 50 1.40 2.43 $17.70 $36,820
Boulder, CO 220 1.32 2.29 $21.40 $44,510
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 750 1.32 2.29 $31.82 $66,180
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.29 2.23 $15.56 $32,360
Columbia, MO 120 1.26 2.19 $23.58 $49,040