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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Industry profile for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Geographic profile for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

National estimates for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
98,150 1.9 % $ 27.81 $ 57,850 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.51 $ 18.48 $ 23.79 $ 32.44 $ 46.26
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,170 $ 38,430 $ 49,470 $ 67,480 $ 96,230


Industry profile for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,740 0.26 $ 26.60 $ 55,330
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,680 1.87 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Traveler Accommodation 5,090 0.37 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Other Personal Services 4,700 1.58 $ 27.53 $ 57,260
Other Support Services 4,630 1.65 $ 29.72 $ 61,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 4,050 5.21 $ 25.79 $ 53,650
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,680 1.87 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Other Support Services 4,630 1.65 $ 29.72 $ 61,810
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,140 1.62 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Other Personal Services 4,700 1.58 $ 27.53 $ 57,260

Top paying industries for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 900 0.17 $ 50.87 $ 105,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $ 43.03 $ 89,490
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,140 0.12 $ 42.27 $ 87,920
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 40 0.01 $ 41.48 $ 86,270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 990 0.04 $ 40.98 $ 85,230


Geographic profile for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

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



Map of employment of meeting, convention, and event planners by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,130 0.79 1.14 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
New York 7,870 0.91 1.30 $ 37.74 $ 78,490
Texas 6,940 0.57 0.82 $ 24.33 $ 50,600
Florida 6,480 0.75 1.08 $ 25.39 $ 52,810
Illinois 4,360 0.78 1.11 $ 25.65 $ 53,360


Map of location quotient of meeting, convention, and event planners by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,890 2.85 4.09 $ 33.88 $ 70,470
Colorado 3,380 1.29 1.85 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Virginia 3,730 0.99 1.43 $ 28.31 $ 58,890
Utah 1,450 0.93 1.34 $ 23.92 $ 49,750
Rhode Island 420 0.91 1.31 $ 27.08 $ 56,320


Map of annual mean wages of meeting, convention, and event planners by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.28 0.40 $ 42.17 $ 87,710
New York 7,870 0.91 1.30 $ 37.74 $ 78,490
Washington 2,760 0.86 1.24 $ 34.04 $ 70,810
District of Columbia 1,890 2.85 4.09 $ 33.88 $ 70,470
Massachusetts 3,010 0.89 1.27 $ 31.49 $ 65,500



Map of employment of meeting, convention, and event planners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,710 0.89 1.27 $ 38.34 $ 79,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,620 0.81 1.16 $ 31.25 $ 65,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,430 1.51 2.17 $ 33.19 $ 69,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,620 0.86 1.23 $ 26.45 $ 55,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,400 0.93 1.33 $ 32.37 $ 67,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,190 0.61 0.87 $ 25.73 $ 53,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,140 0.83 1.19 $ 27.32 $ 56,820
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,110 0.86 1.23 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,100 0.94 1.34 $ 38.36 $ 79,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,990 1.36 1.95 $ 26.64 $ 55,420


Map of location quotient of meeting, convention, and event planners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbia, MO 310 3.36 4.82 $ 13.61 $ 28,300
Napa, CA 140 1.96 2.82 $ 29.16 $ 60,660
Charlottesville, VA 180 1.70 2.44 $ 27.02 $ 56,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,430 1.51 2.17 $ 33.19 $ 69,020
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 220 1.50 2.15 $ 27.08 $ 56,320
Colorado Springs, CO 410 1.43 2.06 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Boulder, CO 260 1.43 2.05 $ 27.04 $ 56,250
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.39 2.00 $ 23.43 $ 48,730
Lawrence, KS 60 1.39 1.99 $ 23.28 $ 48,420
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 90 1.39 1.99 $ 29.38 $ 61,120