What is the Average Meeting Planner Salary?

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The average meeting planner salary varies, according to who you talk to.

We scoured a variety of sources to learn the average meeting planner salary.

The following 5 reputable sources listed various average meeting planner salaries. Take a look!


The average salary for meeting professionals with 1–3 years of experience was $53,788; 4–5 years, $62,750; 6–8 years, $70,746; 9–10 years, $75,714; and 10+ years, $93,352. Planners with a CMP earned on average more than $10,500 a year than their colleagues without the designation: Their average pay was $89,627, compared to an overall average salary of $79,013.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The median annual wage for meeting and convention planners was $48,290 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,390, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $82,980.

US News & World Report

Meeting, Convention and Event Planners made a median salary of $48,290 in 2017. The best-paid 25 percent made $63,800 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $35,680.


The average Meeting/Event Planner salary in the United States was $62,770 as of January 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $54,036 and $73,886. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills and the number of years in the profession.


The national average salary for a Meeting Planner was $50,688, with $64,924 at the high end, for people with 15+ years of experience.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.