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 11018$19.77/hr$10.53/hr$11.68/hr$20.25/hr$24.96/hr$30.09/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$24.84/hr
Financial Activities110$31.45/hr
Professional and Business Services1,010$28.23/hr
Education and Health Services400$26.41/hr
Leisure and Hospitality260$20.18/hr
Other Services660$16.43/hr
Public Administration60$29.52/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$21.83/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$22.60/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$22.60/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$22.45/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$20.10/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$18.75/hr4.6%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$19.19/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$21.40/hr21.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$21.90/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$19.10/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$19.78/hr1.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$20.62/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$20.25/hr9.6%
Northwest Balance of State 110$19.19/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 160$23.61/hr16.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,310$26.50/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,360$26.50/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,750$25.87/hr10.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare 690$28.67/hr13.7%
Education Administrators, All Other 950$36.78/hr10.8%
Lodging Managers 540$25.29/hr8.7%

  • 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.