Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
95,850 1.5 % $25.01 $52,020 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.34 $16.72 $22.76 $30.36 $39.92
Annual Wage (2) $25,670 $34,790 $47,350 $63,140 $83,030


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 9,230 2.15 $28.31 $58,880
Traveler Accommodation 9,210 0.48 $23.65 $49,190
Other Support Services 7,370 2.41 $27.16 $56,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,730 0.19 $24.54 $51,050
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,380 4.11 $22.38 $46,560

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 5,380 4.11 $22.38 $46,560
Other Support Services 7,370 2.41 $27.16 $56,490
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,230 2.15 $28.31 $58,880
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,200 1.58 $26.04 $54,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,190 1.40 $20.99 $43,660

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 130 0.03 $39.80 $82,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $38.24 $79,530
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 340 0.08 $36.46 $75,840
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 70 0.02 $35.57 $73,990
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 160 0.04 $34.97 $72,740


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 12,830 0.80 1.18 $26.64 $55,400
New York 9,160 1.01 1.47 $30.95 $64,370
Texas 7,000 0.60 0.87 $26.28 $54,660
Florida 6,470 0.79 1.15 $22.24 $46,260
Illinois 4,220 0.71 1.05 $25.09 $52,180




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 2,630 3.74 5.48 $33.61 $69,910
Colorado 2,880 1.15 1.68 $21.59 $44,910
Maryland 2,850 1.08 1.58 $26.26 $54,620
Virginia 3,900 1.04 1.52 $28.25 $58,760
New York 9,160 1.01 1.47 $30.95 $64,370




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 2,630 3.74 5.48 $33.61 $69,910
New York 9,160 1.01 1.47 $30.95 $64,370
Connecticut 700 0.42 0.61 $29.94 $62,270
New Jersey 2,760 0.70 1.02 $29.73 $61,830
Massachusetts 2,310 0.67 0.98 $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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,650 1.16 1.70 $32.69 $68,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,280 2.12 3.11 $32.26 $67,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,590 0.85 1.25 $24.54 $51,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.85 1.25 $26.35 $54,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.81 1.18 $32.52 $67,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,890 1.34 1.96 $21.12 $43,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,880 0.73 1.08 $24.76 $51,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.14 1.67 $26.27 $54,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,720 0.59 0.86 $23.67 $49,240
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.53 2.24 $33.84 $70,390