Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
102,420 1.5 % $25.30 $52,630 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.69 $17.15 $23.22 $30.67 $39.89
Annual Wage (2) $26,390 $35,680 $48,290 $63,800 $82,980


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 9,110 2.09 $28.29 $58,850
Traveler Accommodation 8,750 0.45 $23.91 $49,730
Other Support Services 7,970 2.59 $26.77 $55,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,180 0.20 $24.74 $51,470
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,130 3.65 $22.86 $47,550

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 5,130 3.65 $22.86 $47,550
Other Support Services 7,970 2.59 $26.77 $55,690
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,110 2.09 $28.29 $58,850
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,270 1.59 $26.08 $54,240
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,050 1.50 $27.14 $56,440

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 150 0.03 $40.76 $84,780
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $35.97 $74,810
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.05 $35.45 $73,740
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.08 $35.44 $73,710
Other Information Services 500 0.18 $34.29 $71,330


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 13,910 0.83 1.16 $27.17 $56,520
New York 10,010 1.09 1.51 $31.05 $64,580
Texas 7,010 0.59 0.82 $25.21 $52,430
Florida 6,580 0.78 1.09 $22.69 $47,200
Illinois 4,160 0.70 0.98 $25.18 $52,370




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 3.72 5.17 $32.27 $67,110
Colorado 3,350 1.31 1.82 $22.87 $47,570
Hawaii 750 1.18 1.64 $26.72 $55,580
New York 10,010 1.09 1.51 $31.05 $64,580
Virginia 4,080 1.08 1.50 $27.81 $57,850




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 3.72 5.17 $32.27 $67,110
New York 10,010 1.09 1.51 $31.05 $64,580
New Jersey 3,050 0.76 1.06 $30.29 $63,000
Alaska 80 0.24 0.34 $28.86 $60,020
Connecticut 670 0.40 0.56 $28.68 $59,650



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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 8,430 1.26 1.75 $32.56 $67,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,190 2.06 2.87 $31.61 $65,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,050 0.91 1.27 $26.33 $54,770
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,120 0.85 1.19 $25.87 $53,810
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,220 1.54 2.14 $22.61 $47,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,140 1.30 1.81 $21.47 $44,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,100 0.80 1.12 $25.33 $52,690
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,020 1.10 1.53 $28.58 $59,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.77 1.07 $28.02 $58,270
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,760 1.45 2.02 $22.93 $47,700


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 160 2.25 3.13 $23.20 $48,260
Charlottesville, VA 240 2.20 3.07 $21.80 $45,350
Bloomington, IL 190 2.16 3.01 $31.78 $66,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,190 2.06 2.87 $31.61 $65,760
Trenton, NJ 380 1.64 2.29 $32.83 $68,280
State College, PA 110 1.59 2.21 $26.37 $54,850
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,220 1.54 2.14 $22.61 $47,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,760 1.45 2.02 $22.93 $47,700
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 100 1.41 1.97 $29.95 $62,290
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 810 1.39 1.93 $31.32 $65,140


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 50 0.36 0.51 $36.73 $76,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 890 0.82 1.14 $36.54 $76,010
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 1.27 1.76 $34.67 $72,120
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 90 0.52 0.73 $34.10 $70,920
Kennewick-Richland, WA 40 0.36 0.50 $33.55 $69,790
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $32.98 $68,600
Trenton, NJ 380 1.64 2.29 $32.83 $68,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,430 1.26 1.75 $32.56 $67,730
Anchorage, AK 40 0.25 0.35 $32.04 $66,640
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 220 0.52 0.72 $32.00 $66,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 1.74 2.43 $23.94 $49,800
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.23 1.72 $21.44 $44,590
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.30 1.81 $29.30 $60,950
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 1.30 $19.22 $39,970
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 0.82 $21.01 $43,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 1.74 2.43 $23.94 $49,800
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 1.83 $14.76 $30,700
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.30 1.81 $29.30 $60,950
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.29 1.80 $16.73 $34,810
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.23 1.71 $23.38 $48,620

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.34 $31.83 $66,220
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.30 1.81 $29.30 $60,950
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 0.70 $27.75 $57,710
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 0.85 $27.19 $56,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.27 $25.77 $53,600


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018