Location, location, location
The average salary for vice presidents in the meetings industry is $122,188, but it varies by location.
Meeting Professional Salary Comparison
Whatever the average salary for meeting professionals, creativity has a lot to do with job satisfaction. One survey respondent commented, “I believe being involved in the educational content makes the job much more interesting over the long term—and you can’t separate out good content from good planning when it comes to satisfying your constituents.”
Average Association Salary 2019
Job mobility is good: 17 percent of respondents received a promotion this year.
That’s the number of respondents with a college degree, and 14 percent of you have an advanced degree.
That’s the average difference between the salary of a certified meeting professional and planners without their CMP.
That’s the percentage of respondents whose employers pay for educational events and training for professional development. What are you waiting for?
That’s the average salary for meeting professionals with 10-plus years in the business.
Average salaries for professionals with less experience:
1–3 years: $52,986
4–5 years: $65,042
6–8 years: $66,802
9–10 years: $75,156
Long Work Weeks
That’s the average number of hours worked every week by most planners (56 percent), with 16 percent working up to 60 hours a week.
That’s the percentage of women respondents, just 11 percent identified as male.