|Quick Facts: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners|
$49,470 per year
$23.79 per hour
|18% (Much faster than average)|
What Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Do
Meeting, convention, and event planners arrange all aspects of events and professional gatherings.
Meeting, convention, and event planners work in their offices and onsite at hotels or conference centers. They often travel to attend events and visit meeting sites. During meetings or conventions, planners may work many more hours than usual.
How to Become a Meeting, Convention, or Event Planner
Meeting, convention, and event planners typically need a bachelor’s degree. Some experience related to event planning may be helpful.
The median annual wage for meeting, convention, and event planners was $49,470 in May 2021.
Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 18 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 16,600 openings for meeting, convention, and event planners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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