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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
109,800 1.7 % $ 26.87 $ 55,890 0.8 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.06 $ 18.49 $ 24.79 $ 32.33 $ 42.48
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,240 $ 38,460 $ 51,560 $ 67,250 $ 88,360


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)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,140 2.20 $ 29.15 $ 60,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,200 0.27 $ 26.09 $ 54,280
Other Support Services 7,680 2.57 $ 29.31 $ 60,970
Traveler Accommodation 6,320 0.42 $ 24.95 $ 51,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,300 0.35 $ 30.38 $ 63,200

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 3,800 3.34 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Other Support Services 7,680 2.57 $ 29.31 $ 60,970
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,140 2.20 $ 29.15 $ 60,620
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,340 1.62 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,090 1.45 $ 28.23 $ 58,730

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 1,260 0.26 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $ 40.84 $ 84,950
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 940 0.10 $ 36.73 $ 76,400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 190 0.04 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Other Information Services 790 0.23 $ 34.94 $ 72,680


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.





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 15,880 0.97 1.22 $ 29.79 $ 61,950
New York 9,490 1.09 1.38 $ 33.44 $ 69,550
Florida 7,480 0.89 1.12 $ 24.20 $ 50,340
Texas 7,400 0.61 0.77 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Pennsylvania 4,360 0.79 1.00 $ 25.39 $ 52,820




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 2,190 3.19 4.04 $ 32.38 $ 67,340
Colorado 3,580 1.39 1.76 $ 25.29 $ 52,610
Montana 570 1.24 1.57 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Hawaii 700 1.22 1.55 $ 28.10 $ 58,460
Washington 3,660 1.14 1.45 $ 31.47 $ 65,460




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)
New Jersey 1,900 0.50 0.64 $ 34.98 $ 72,760
New York 9,490 1.09 1.38 $ 33.44 $ 69,550
District of Columbia 2,190 3.19 4.04 $ 32.38 $ 67,340
Rhode Island 440 0.98 1.25 $ 32.21 $ 67,010
Washington 3,660 1.14 1.45 $ 31.47 $ 65,460





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 9,050 1.02 1.30 $ 35.95 $ 74,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,780 1.16 1.47 $ 29.49 $ 61,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,610 1.85 2.35 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,780 0.87 1.10 $ 26.32 $ 54,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,180 1.37 1.73 $ 34.27 $ 71,280
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,740 1.40 1.77 $ 34.94 $ 72,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,630 0.73 0.93 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,560 1.02 1.30 $ 24.45 $ 50,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,510 0.95 1.21 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,430 0.90 1.14 $ 25.80 $ 53,660




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 3.56 4.52 $ 11.91 $ 24,770
Manhattan, KS 80 2.30 2.91 $ 21.83 $ 45,410
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 140 2.08 2.63 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Napa, CA 140 1.98 2.51 $ 30.21 $ 62,830
Corvallis, OR 70 1.97 2.50 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Athens-Clarke County, GA 170 1.97 2.50 $ 20.50 $ 42,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,610 1.85 2.35 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Topeka, KS 190 1.81 2.29 $ 14.71 $ 30,600
Charlottesville, VA 190 1.75 2.22 $ 24.41 $ 50,780
Logan, UT-ID 100 1.75 2.22 $ 14.43 $ 30,010




Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 9,050 1.02 1.30 $ 35.95 $ 74,770
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,740 1.40 1.77 $ 34.94 $ 72,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,170 1.06 1.34 $ 34.86 $ 72,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,180 1.37 1.73 $ 34.27 $ 71,280
Port St. Lucie, FL 70 0.51 0.65 $ 33.99 $ 70,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 460 1.22 1.55 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Trenton, NJ 130 0.56 0.70 $ 32.29 $ 67,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,610 1.85 2.35 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 470 0.89 1.13 $ 31.81 $ 66,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,370 0.91 1.15 $ 31.38 $ 65,280

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.82 2.30 $ 22.97 $ 47,770
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 1.62 2.05 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.43 1.81 $ 26.14 $ 54,360
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 2.13 2.70 $ 22.13 $ 46,020
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 1.36 1.72 $ 18.03 $ 37,500

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 2.13 2.70 $ 22.13 $ 46,020
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.82 2.30 $ 22.97 $ 47,770
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 1.62 2.05