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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
117,610 1.6 % $26.39 $54,880 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.75 $18.10 $24.33 $31.67 $41.53
Annual Wage (2) $28,590 $37,640 $50,600 $65,860 $86,390


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 9,320 2.13 $28.57 $59,430
Traveler Accommodation 9,040 0.44 $24.52 $51,010
Other Support Services 8,500 2.59 $28.10 $58,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,530 0.24 $25.25 $52,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,230 0.35 $30.10 $62,610

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 4,910 3.13 $23.99 $49,900
Other Support Services 8,500 2.59 $28.10 $58,460
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,320 2.13 $28.57 $59,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,130 1.57 $27.18 $56,540
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,190 1.52 $27.73 $57,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 1,110 0.26 $43.40 $90,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $42.65 $88,710
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 910 0.10 $36.60 $76,140
Other Information Services 670 0.21 $36.44 $75,810
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.09 $34.95 $72,700


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 17,020 0.98 1.22 $28.84 $59,980
New York 10,990 1.15 1.44 $33.30 $69,250
Texas 7,960 0.64 0.80 $25.00 $52,000
Florida 7,660 0.87 1.09 $23.75 $49,400
Illinois 4,710 0.78 0.98 $24.87 $51,740




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 2,290 3.17 3.95 $32.46 $67,510
Hawaii 910 1.44 1.79 $28.24 $58,740
Colorado 3,530 1.32 1.65 $26.24 $54,580
Montana 550 1.18 1.48 $22.40 $46,590
New York 10,990 1.15 1.44 $33.30 $69,250




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 10,990 1.15 1.44 $33.30 $69,250
New Jersey 2,620 0.64 0.80 $32.98 $68,590
District of Columbia 2,290 3.17 3.95 $32.46 $67,510
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $30.11 $62,630
Washington 3,420 1.03 1.29 $29.89 $62,170





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 10,960 1.14 1.42 $35.02 $72,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,050 1.13 1.41 $28.95 $60,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,730 1.80 2.25 $31.68 $65,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,130 0.88 1.10 $25.50 $53,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,360 1.36 1.70 $32.47 $67,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,830 0.77 0.97 $25.22 $52,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,580 0.92 1.15 $29.06 $60,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,520 0.88 1.09 $25.43 $52,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,450 1.21 1.52 $33.34 $69,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,360 1.20 1.49 $25.58 $53,210