Salary for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

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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

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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 will normally receive a salary between $29,240 and $88,360 depending on education and tenure levels. will most likely earn wages of fifty-five thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars every year.

can get the best pay in New Jersey, where they receive a compensation of near $72,760. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Finance and Insurance, where they receive average wages of $68,960.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 32.50 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$68,960
Information
$68,680
Utilities
$67,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$65,720
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,550

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$47,460
Accommodation and Food Services
$48,160
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,510
Retail Trade
$50,860
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,860
Public Administration
$51,390