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The BLS reports the median annual wage for meeting, convention and event planners was $45,810 in 2012. The best-paid 10 percent in the field made $79,270, while the bottom 10 percent made $26,560. The highest-paid in the profession work on the East Coast in the metropolitan areas of Nassau, N.Y., Bridgeport, Conn., and Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Job Salary Year
2004 $51,710.00
2006 $49,770.00
2008 $56,130.00
2010 $48,780.00
2012 $49,830.00

Average Meeting, Convention and Event Planner Pay vs. All Business Jobs

This job earns a salary in the mid-40s, which is comparable to the salaries of insurance agents ($48,150) and executive assistants($47,500). Other jobs that include a lot of problem-solving and require a knack for dealing with people (in other words, the responsibilities a meeting planner must juggle) have varied salaries. For example, a human resources specialist earns $55,800, while a business operations manager makes almost $95,440 per year.

Job Name Salary
Marketing Manager $119,480.00
Business Operations Manager $95,440.00
HR Specialist $55,930.00
Insurance Agent $48,150.00
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner $45,810.00

Best Paying Cities for Event Planners

The highest paid in the meeting, convention and event planner profession work in the metropolitan areas of Nassau, N.Y., Bridgeport, Conn., and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Daytona Beach, Fla. area also pays well, as does the city of Lowell, Mass.

Nassau, N.Y.

Average Salary: $67,780 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a meeting, convention and event planner working in Nassau, N.Y. is $67,780, which is $21,970 more than the average pay in the profession.

Bridgeport, Conn.

Average Salary: $64,610 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a meeting, convention and event planner working in Bridgeport, Conn. is $64,610, which is $18,800 more than the average pay in the profession.

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Average Salary: $64,280 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a meeting, convention and event planner working in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is $64,280, which is $18,470 more than the average pay in the profession.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Average Salary: $64,240 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a meeting, convention and event planner working in Daytona Beach, Fla. is $64,240, which is $18,430 more than the average pay in the profession.

Lowell, Mass.

Average Salary: $64,090 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a meeting, convention and event planner working in Lowell, Mass. is $64,090, which is $18,280 more than the average pay in the profession.

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