Salary for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Also known as:  Certified Meeting Professional, Conference Organizer, Conference Planner, Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Director, Conference Services Manager, Convention Planner, Convention Services Manager, Corporate Meeting Planner, Event Planner helps hospitality and tourism professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Meeting, convention and event planners make arrangements for events based on the needs of their clients. They often coordinate general staff and convention personnel, and clients. Among other functions, these individuals make sure that events meet legal requirements, work to make sure that participants are satisfied, and address any complaints that arise. They may plan and develop program timelines and budgets, review bills for accuracy and authorize payments, and inspect venues to ensure that they meet a client's needs. These individuals may also monitor the smaller details surrounding an event, including catering, signage, printing, security, displays and special needs requirements. Communication skills are a must in this profession, and many event planners also have obtained post-secondary education and/or several years of specialized training and on the job experience.

A Meeting, Convention, or Event Planner earns an average pay level that can range from 32000 and 48000 based on seniority. Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners will usually earn an average salary of Forty Nine Thousand dollars on a yearly basis.

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners can expect the most salary in Puerto Rico, where they can earn average compensation of near $55250. People who work inside these careers receive the highest pay in Manufacturing, where they can get average job salaries of $67240.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.30 percent nationwide in that time.
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $67,240
Manufacturing $58,370
Finance and Insurance $57,930
Wholesale Trade $57,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $57,250
Information $54,480
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $40,200
Retail Trade $42,790
Accommodation and Food Services $43,760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $44,090
Educational Services $46,040
Public Administration $46,290