Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
87,400 1.3 % $24.62 $51,200 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.35 $16.59 $22.52 $29.86 $39.45
Annual Wage (2) $25,680 $34,510 $46,840 $62,110 $82,050


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)
Traveler Accommodation 9,270 0.49 $23.13 $48,120
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,260 2.15 $27.60 $57,410
Other Support Services 6,660 2.25 $26.29 $54,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,370 0.18 $24.20 $50,340
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,060 4.08 $21.83 $45,400

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 5,060 4.08 $21.83 $45,400
Other Support Services 6,660 2.25 $26.29 $54,680
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 9,260 2.15 $27.60 $57,410
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,000 1.47 $25.89 $53,850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,050 1.35 $20.64 $42,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $33.49 $69,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 120 0.03 $33.19 $69,040
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.03 $32.36 $67,310
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 320 0.07 $32.28 $67,150
Electronics and Appliance Stores 50 0.01 $31.91 $66,360


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 10,390 0.67 1.06 $26.90 $55,960
New York 9,300 1.03 1.63 $28.86 $60,030
Texas 6,460 0.56 0.88 $24.43 $50,820
Florida 5,950 0.75 1.18 $21.99 $45,740
Virginia 3,700 1.00 1.58 $27.85 $57,930



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 2,340 3.46 5.46 $32.76 $68,150
Colorado 2,580 1.05 1.66 $20.84 $43,340
New York 9,300 1.03 1.63 $28.86 $60,030
Maryland 2,620 1.01 1.59 $27.78 $57,780
Virginia 3,700 1.00 1.58 $27.85 $57,930



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 2,340 3.46 5.46 $32.76 $68,150
Connecticut 940 0.57 0.89 $30.30 $63,020
Massachusetts 2,030 0.60 0.94 $29.26 $60,860
New York 9,300 1.03 1.63 $28.86 $60,030
New Jersey 2,380 0.61 0.96 $28.36 $58,980




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 7,690 1.19 1.87 $30.96 $64,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,810 1.99 3.14 $31.75 $66,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.67 1.06 $26.88 $55,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,570 0.72 1.13 $26.17 $54,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,800 0.72 1.14 $23.90 $49,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.74 1.17 $30.33 $63,080
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,670 1.21 1.91 $20.68 $43,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,570 0.53 0.84 $23.96 $49,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,450 0.77 1.22 $21.67 $45,070
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.37 2.16 $31.85 $66,250