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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Mississippi

Is Mississippi a good place for you to work as a Meeting, Convention, or Event Planner?

9.4% Jobs Projection
$37,700 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Mississippi are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Mississippi is growing faster than average.

  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Mississippi earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Work in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, there were 250 people working as Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in the year 2018.

There were 300 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,210 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners working in it, which means Mississippi has fewer Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners than average.

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Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in this state are growing at a rate of 9.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.

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Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 350 jobs for Mississippi Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,100 annual jobs and 129,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Make in Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ranged from $23,850 to $62,980 with $37,700 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.47 to $30.28. The median hourly rate was $18.13.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.72 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.41.

The median salary in Mississippi is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Mississippi Metros for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 340 $39,240
Jackson, MS 90 $44,330
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 $34,800

Top States for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Employment

View the list below to see where most Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 16,200 $53,100
New York 10,340 $60,510
Florida 7,540 $45,130
Texas 7,490 $49,080
Illinois 4,420 $49,170
Virginia 3,870 $57,980
Pennsylvania 3,840 $45,160
North Carolina 3,120 $42,520
Massachusetts 3,090 $52,480
New Jersey 3,060 $61,750
Colorado 3,030 $48,210
Ohio 3,000 $44,890
Maryland 2,870 $55,760
Michigan 2,720 $45,530
Georgia 2,700 $48,370
Washington 2,650 $49,690
Minnesota 2,530 $51,650
District of Columbia 2,510 $65,090
Missouri 2,360 $42,390
Tennessee 1,830 $41,170

Below are the states where Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $65,090
New Jersey $61,750
New York $60,510
Virginia $57,980
Connecticut $56,470
Maryland $55,760
Hawaii $53,740
Alaska $53,320
California $53,100
Rhode Island $52,940

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