Meeting, convention, & event planners

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2019 Workforce
148k
Average Age
37
Estimated Job Growth
7.86%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$46,506
Average Male Salary
$46,222
Average Female Salary
$46,588

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Meeting, convention, & event planners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other administrative & other support services 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 Administration of economic programs & space research. Meeting, convention, & event planners are paid most in Weymouth Town, Braintree Town Cities, Hingham, Hull & Cohasset Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,506
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,052

In 2019, Meeting, convention, & event planners earned an average of $46,506, $9,018 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Engine & other machine assemblers make somewhat more than Meeting, convention, & event planners while Child, family, and school social workers 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

0.399
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Meeting, convention, & event planners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.399, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Meeting, convention, & event planners, by number of employees, are Other administrative & other support services, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Traveler accommodation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Meeting, convention, & event planners, by average wage, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Nondepository credit & related activities, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

148k
2019 Workforce
± 9,452
18%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.97%

The number of people employed as Meeting, convention, & event planners has been growing at a rate of 18%, from 125,687 people in 2018 to 148,349 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Meeting, convention, & event planners employed by various industries. Other administrative & other support services employs the largest share of Meeting, convention, & event planners at  16.4%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 11.2% and Traveler accommodation with 6.27%.

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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 35.9 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).

Gender Composition

33.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,464
115k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,333

77.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.6% of Meeting, convention, & event planners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.49% of Meeting, convention, & event planners, White (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 Gender

35.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.75
37.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.97

The median age of Meeting, convention, & event planners is 37, and Male employees are generally 1.52 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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