Meeting, convention, & event planners

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Total Workforce

140k

Average Age

37.5

Estimated Job Growth

10.9%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$49,614

Average Male Salary

$53,281

Average Female Salary

$48,602

About

Meeting, convention, & event planners are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Meeting, convention, & event planners was $49,614 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Meeting, convention, & event planners by wage are Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Maintenance workers, machinery, and Security & fire alarm systems installers.

Meeting, convention, & event planners are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

The top 3 locations that employ the most Meeting, convention, & event planners are Lake View & Lincoln Park PUMA, IL, Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, and South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Meeting, convention, & event planners are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Lake View & Lincoln Park PUMA, IL, and South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Meeting, convention, & event planners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Meeting, convention, & event planners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Meeting, convention, & event planners, by average wage, is Computer Systems Design. Meeting, convention, & event planners are paid most in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,614

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,077

In 2017, Meeting, convention, & event planners earned an average of $49,614, $2,451 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Maintenance workers, machinery make somewhat more than Meeting, convention, & event planners while Photographic process workers & processing machine operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Meeting, convention, & event planners as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.427

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Meeting, convention, & event planners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.427, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Meeting, convention, & event planners (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Meeting, convention, & event planners.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Meeting, convention, & event planners.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Meeting, convention, & event planners, by average wage, are Computer Systems Design, Nondepository credit & related activities, and Other health care services.

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Industries by Share

140k

2017 Workforce

± 9,177

3.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.06%

The number of people employed as Meeting, convention, & event planners has been growing at a rate of 3.2%, from 135,519 people in 2016 to 139,849 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Meeting, convention, & event planners employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Meeting, convention, & event planners at  16.3%, followed by Other administrative & other support services with 13% and Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services with 6.25%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Meeting, convention, & event planners in the US. The average age of male Meeting, convention, & event planners in the workforce is 36.3 and of female Meeting, convention, & event planners is 37.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Meeting, convention, & event planners is White.

Gender Composition

30.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,270

110k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 8,125

78.4% of Meeting, convention, & event planners are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Meeting, convention, & event planners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Meeting, convention, & event planners

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

81.2% of Meeting, convention, & event planners are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.69% of Meeting, convention, & event planners, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Meeting, convention, & event planners.

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Age by Gender

36.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.95

37.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.987

The median age of Meeting, convention, & event planners is 37.5, and Male employees are generally 1.61 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Meeting, convention, & event planners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Meeting, convention, & event planners is Business but a relatively high number of Meeting, convention, & event planners hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Meeting, convention, & event planners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meeting, convention, & event planners need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Meeting, convention, & event planners need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Service Orientation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Meeting, convention, & event planners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Meeting, convention, & event planners are expected to see a growth of 10.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

10.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Meeting, convention, & event planners. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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