The average pay for a Meeting / Convention Planner is $49,699 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$35,318 - $73,160
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$35K
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$73K
MEDIAN: $49,699
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$16.38 - $48.48
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$48
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,318 - $73,160  
   
Bonus
$37.50 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$690  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,721 - $78,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$33.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$37.50 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$690  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,721 - $78,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Meeting / Convention Planner

A meeting/convention planner is a person who maps out all the details for large scale seminars, symposiums, conventions, and general meetings. Corporations and organizations that regularly hold such events as part of their regular business will typically employ a meeting and convention planner. Meeting halls, convention centers, and chamber of commerce organizations who want to lure large-scale meetings will also have persons in this job capacity, helping to assist organizations and act as liaison with any planners within those groups.

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Meeting / Convention Planner Tasks

  • Work with copywriters, graphic designers and webmasters to create print and Web communications used before, during and after the conference.
  • Arrange supplies and equipment for speakers, vendors and workshop leaders for the day of the event.
  • Handle meeting logistics including travel for attendees, meeting setup, entertainment, and catering.
  • Work with caterers, venues and other vendors to negotiate contracts and determine conference cost.
  • Assess event goals, run meetings in preparation of event, and manage profitability of client.

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Experience Affects Meeting / Convention Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Planner Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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