Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

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)
73,290 1.8 % $24.13 $50,190 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.73 $16.82 $22.24 $29.19 $38.24
Annual Wage (2) $26,480 $34,980 $46,260 $60,710 $79,550


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 8,480 0.48 $22.57 $46,950
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,590 1.79 $26.63 $55,400
Other Support Services 6,430 2.22 $25.88 $53,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,520 0.15 $23.20 $48,250
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,360 3.20 $22.88 $47,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,360 3.20 $22.88 $47,590
Other Support Services 6,430 2.22 $25.88 $53,830
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 7,590 1.79 $26.63 $55,400
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,830 1.41 $24.47 $50,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,760 1.26 $20.85 $43,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $37.48 $77,950
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 100 0.02 $35.05 $72,910
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 300 0.07 $34.19 $71,120
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services (8) (8) $33.96 $70,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.03 $33.33 $69,330


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 8,030 0.55 0.99 $26.20 $54,500
New York 7,460 0.86 1.56 $28.18 $58,610
Texas 6,310 0.58 1.05 $21.70 $45,140
Florida 3,880 0.52 0.94 $23.16 $48,180
Virginia 3,850 1.06 1.92 $27.56 $57,330




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 3.25 5.88 $32.03 $66,630
Virginia 3,850 1.06 1.92 $27.56 $57,330
Colorado 2,100 0.91 1.65 $21.48 $44,680
New York 7,460 0.86 1.56 $28.18 $58,610
Vermont 240 0.82 1.48 $21.95 $45,660




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 3.25 5.88 $32.03 $66,630
Massachusetts 2,140 0.66 1.19 $29.05 $60,430
New York 7,460 0.86 1.56 $28.18 $58,610
New Jersey 1,920 0.50 0.91 $27.96 $58,160
Connecticut 630 0.39 0.70 $27.93 $58,080





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 5,680 1.08 1.96 $29.58 $61,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,810 2.03 3.68 $30.95 $64,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.48 0.87 $28.06 $58,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.50 0.91 $23.65 $49,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,770 0.77 1.39 $23.63 $49,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.69 1.25 $26.22 $54,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,460 0.83 1.51 $29.67 $61,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,370 0.76 1.38 $24.07 $50,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.70 1.27 $24.89 $51,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,250 0.70 1.27 $23.99 $49,900




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 4,810 2.03 3.68 $30.95 $64,390
Missoula, MT 100 1.79 3.23 $19.42 $40,400
Charlottesville, VA 150 1.49 2.70 $22.48 $46,750
Corvallis, OR 50 1.48 2.67 $22.03 $45,830
Boulder, CO 240 1.46 2.63 $21.48 $44,680
Lawrence, KS 60 1.36 2.46 $20.95 $43,570
Columbia, MO 120 1.34 2.42 $23.47 $48,810
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.29 2.33 $19.16 $39,860
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 720 1.28 2.31 $32.15 $66,860
State College, PA 80 1.27 2.30 $21.23 $44,160