Meeting, convention, & event planners

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Total Workforce

126k

Average Age

36.5

Average Salary

$47,298

Average Male Salary

$50,531

Average Female Salary

$46,526

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 Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Meeting, convention, & event planners are paid most in Weymouth Town, Braintree Town Cities, Hingham, Hull & Cohasset Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Fulton County (East)Atlanta City (Southeast) PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,298

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,988

In 2018, Meeting, convention, & event planners earned an average of $47,298, $6,590 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Sheet metal workers make somewhat more than Meeting, convention, & event planners while Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators 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

0.402

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Meeting, convention, & event planners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.402, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 by Share

126k

2018 Workforce

± 8,700

-10.1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.6%

The number of people employed as Meeting, convention, & event planners has been declining at a rate of -10.1%, from 139,849 people in 2017 to 125,687 people in 2018.

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  13.9%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 11.9% and Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services with 8.36%.

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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 38.5 and of female Meeting, convention, & event planners is 36, and the most common race/ethnicity for Meeting, convention, & event planners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

24.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,822

101k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,817

80.7% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

75.1% of Meeting, convention, & event planners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.81% 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 Gender

38.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.48

36

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.99

The median age of Meeting, convention, & event planners is 36.5, and Male employees are generally 2.52 years older 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, Speaking, and Active Listening. 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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