Occupational Employment Statistics


13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 17034$20.44/hr$10.67/hr$13.75/hr$20.08/hr$25.10/hr$30.89/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities110$27.58/hr
Financial Activities110$31.65/hr
Professional and Business Services800$28.42/hr
Education and Health Services400$25.85/hr
Leisure and Hospitality340$18.37/hr
Other Services530$12.12/hr
Public Administration70$28.36/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA 10$18.48/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$21.69/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$18.69/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$20.84/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$20.50/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$20.82/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$21.16/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$21.26/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$23.40/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 50$20.50/hr1.0%
Southwest Minnesota 50$18.40/hr4.6%
Northeast Minnesota 60$20.00/hr21.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$21.17/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$22.33/hr16.7%
Northwest Balance of State 150$19.41/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 170$20.08/hr9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,130$26.27/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,170$26.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,530$25.31/hr10.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 840$26.35/hr13.7%
Education Administrators, All Other 1,130$36.26/hr10.8%
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 4,790$19.23/hr7.7%

  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
  • Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Maintain records of event aspects, including financial details.
  • Direct administrative details, such as financial operations, dissemination of promotional materials, and responses to inquiries.
  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Meet with sponsors and organizing committees to plan scope and format of events, to establish and monitor budgets, or to review administrative procedures and event progress.
  • Plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements.
  • Maintain records of event aspects, including financial details.