Meeting, convention, & event planners

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
135k
Average Age
37.3
Estimated Job Growth
7.86%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$48,940
Average Male Salary
$51,449
Average Female Salary
$48,230

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 Nondepository credit & related activities. Meeting, convention, & event planners are paid most in Dutchess County (Southwest) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,940
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,811

In 2020, Meeting, convention, & event planners earned an average of $48,940, $7,014 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

New accounts clerks make somewhat more than Meeting, convention, & event planners while Security & fire alarm systems installers 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

0.4
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Meeting, convention, & event planners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.4, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Meeting, convention, & event planners, by average wage, are Nondepository credit & related activities, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Electronics stores.

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Industries by Share

135k
2020 Workforce
± 9,030
0.696%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.38%

The number of people employed as Meeting, convention, & event planners has been growing at a rate of 0.696%, from 134,454 people in 2019 to 135,390 people in 2020.

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  13.6%, followed by Other administrative & other support services with 13.5% and Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services with 5.87%.

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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 36.8 and of female Meeting, convention, & event planners is 37.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Meeting, convention, & event planners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

29.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,242
106k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,973

77.9% of Meeting, convention, & event planners are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Meeting, convention, & event planners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Meeting, convention, & event planners
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72.6% of Meeting, convention, & event planners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.14% of Meeting, convention, & event planners, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

36.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.99
37.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1

The median age of Meeting, convention, & event planners is 37.3, and Male employees are generally 0.607 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 Communications.

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, Active Listening, and Speaking. 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners are expected to see a growth of 7.86% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners.
7.86%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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