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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
110,120 1.7 % $25.83 $53,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.25 $17.65 $23.74 $31.21 $40.82
Annual Wage (2) $27,560 $36,720 $49,370 $64,910 $84,900


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 9,130 2.10 $28.71 $59,730
Traveler Accommodation 8,830 0.44 $24.26 $50,460
Other Support Services 8,460 2.70 $27.57 $57,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,530 0.21 $25.15 $52,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,450 0.38 $27.73 $57,680

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 4,770 3.17 $24.16 $50,250
Other Support Services 8,460 2.70 $27.57 $57,340
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,130 2.10 $28.71 $59,730
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,280 1.60 $26.58 $55,290
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,110 1.58 $27.04 $56,240

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 140 0.03 $40.59 $84,420
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 200 0.05 $36.21 $75,330
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 910 0.10 $35.25 $73,320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.07 $35.00 $72,800
Other Information Services 570 0.19 $34.18 $71,100


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 16,200 0.95 1.25 $27.86 $57,960
New York 10,340 1.10 1.45 $32.69 $67,990
Florida 7,540 0.88 1.15 $23.53 $48,940
Texas 7,490 0.62 0.81 $25.59 $53,230
Illinois 4,420 0.74 0.97 $25.27 $52,570




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 2,510 3.53 4.64 $32.68 $67,970
Hawaii 790 1.23 1.62 $29.01 $60,340
Colorado 3,030 1.16 1.52 $24.55 $51,060
New York 10,340 1.10 1.45 $32.69 $67,990
Maryland 2,870 1.07 1.40 $27.05 $56,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 10,340 1.10 1.45 $32.69 $67,990
District of Columbia 2,510 3.53 4.64 $32.68 $67,970
New Jersey 3,060 0.76 0.99 $31.71 $65,950
Virginia 3,870 1.01 1.33 $29.25 $60,830
Hawaii 790 1.23 1.62 $29.01 $60,340





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,620 1.12 1.47 $34.11 $70,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,750 1.10 1.45 $26.46 $55,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,820 1.86 2.44 $32.33 $67,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,810 0.82 1.08 $25.37 $52,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,200 1.32 1.74 $32.89 $68,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,820 0.79 1.04 $26.52 $55,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,630 0.95 1.25 $28.17 $58,590
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,410 1.91 2.51 $23.17 $48,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,350 0.83 1.09 $25.12 $52,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,220 0.86 1.13 $25.15 $52,310