Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

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)
64,020 1.9 % $23.96 $49,840 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.18 $17.05 $22.13 $28.90 $37.75
Annual Wage (2) $27,410 $35,470 $46,020 $60,100 $78,530


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 7,920 0.47 $21.90 $45,560
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,790 1.86 $25.97 $54,020
Other Support Services 7,020 2.46 $25.67 $53,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,750 0.13 $22.86 $47,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,270 0.04 $22.57 $46,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 7,020 2.46 $25.67 $53,390
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,120 2.20 $22.80 $47,420
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,790 1.86 $25.97 $54,020
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,610 1.27 $24.62 $51,210
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,250 0.96 $21.98 $45,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 40 0.09 $45.02 $93,640
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 80 0.01 $32.87 $68,360
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 120 0.02 $32.52 $67,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $32.49 $67,580
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 120 0.04 $31.76 $66,060


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 7,150 0.51 1.02 $25.45 $52,930
New York 6,600 0.78 1.57 $26.81 $55,760
Texas 5,130 0.50 1.00 $22.61 $47,020
Illinois 3,530 0.63 1.27 $23.50 $48,870
Florida 3,460 0.48 0.97 $23.26 $48,370




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 2,160 3.35 6.70 $31.36 $65,230
Virginia 3,340 0.94 1.89 $26.57 $55,270
Vermont 240 0.81 1.62 $20.09 $41,780
New York 6,600 0.78 1.57 $26.81 $55,760
Georgia 2,900 0.77 1.54 $21.43 $44,580




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 2,160 3.35 6.70 $31.36 $65,230
Massachusetts 1,710 0.54 1.08 $28.64 $59,570
New Jersey 1,780 0.47 0.95 $27.25 $56,670
New York 6,600 0.78 1.57 $26.81 $55,760
Virginia 3,340 0.94 1.89 $26.57 $55,270





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,150 1.02 2.04 $27.99 $58,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.99 3.99 $30.10 $62,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,540 1.14 2.29 $21.70 $45,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.47 0.95 $24.19 $50,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.60 1.20 $23.33 $48,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,130 0.68 1.36 $29.28 $60,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.14 2.29 $28.82 $59,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,040 0.41 0.82 $23.59 $49,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,030 0.60 1.21 $24.44 $50,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 960 0.53 1.06 $25.04 $52,080




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.99 3.99 $30.10 $62,610
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.91 3.83 $21.83 $45,400
Lawrence, KS 80 1.74 3.49 $17.29 $35,970
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 360 1.35 2.71 $29.21 $60,760
Charlottesville, VA 120 1.25 2.51 $20.68 $43,010
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 690 1.23 2.47 $27.46 $57,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.14 2.29 $28.82 $59,940
Salinas, CA 170 1.14 2.29 $26.18 $54,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,540 1.14 2.29 $21.70 $45,130
Corvallis, OR 40 1.09 2.19 $22.73 $47,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 210 0.88 1.76 $34.03 $70,790
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.67 1.35 $31.58 $65,690
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.38 0.77 $31.02 $64,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.99 3.99 $30.10 $62,610
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.47 0.95 $29.88 $62,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,130 0.68 1.36 $29.28 $60,890
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 360 1.35 2.71 $29.21 $60,760
Huntsville, AL 50 0.25 0.50 $28.89 $60,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.14 2.29 $28.82 $59,940
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.23 0.46 $28.53 $59,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 1.59 $26.90 $55,950
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 3.03 $23.55 $48,980
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.18 $16.61 $34,540
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 1.44 $16.33 $33,960
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 0.89 $17.19 $35,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.83 3.67 $13.29 $27,650
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 3.03 $23.55 $48,980
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 1.59 $26.90 $55,950
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 1.46 $19.02 $39,560
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 1.44 $16.33 $33,960

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 1.59 $26.90 $55,950
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 0.62 $25.22 $52,450
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 3.03 $23.55 $48,980
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 1.30 $23.30 $48,470
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 0.95 $22.42 $46,630


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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