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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in Oregon

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15.0% Jobs Projection
$46,240 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

There were approximately 1,410 workers employed as Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in this state in 2018.

There were 1,350 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 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 Oregon has more Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners than average.

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Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in this state are growing at a rate of 15.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.

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Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners job openings in Oregon, and 1,610 total jobs in the year 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ranged from $31,490 to $72,480 with $46,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.14 to $34.85. The median hourly rate was $22.23.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.51 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.28.

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

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Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,090 $45,460
Eugene, OR 120 $40,250
Salem, OR 80 $48,160
Bend-Redmond, OR 60 $51,360
Corvallis, OR 40 $49,570

Top States for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Employment

The table below shows the states 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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