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Meeting / Convention Planner Salary

The average pay for a Meeting / Convention Planner is $47,935 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$34,179 - $71,785
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,935
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90%

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$13.58 - $35.23
(Median)
$14
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,179 - $71,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
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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$33,467 - $74,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$8.14 - $27.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
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).
)
$33,467 - $74,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Meeting / Convention Planner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Meeting / Convention Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Planner Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 8%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%
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