14 Event Planning Industry Statistics and Trends

Event Planning Industry Statistics

According to Inside Business, the event planning industry is expected to grow 20% with the median income of an event planning being $42,180 a year. By 2016, this industry is expected to grow to over 60,000 jobs.

Top 4 Industries for Event Planning

The following list of industries is considered the top four that employ event planners.

1. Business, Labor, and Political Organization
2. Hotels and Motels
3. College Universities and Professional Schools
4. Grand Making and Giving Services

Top 5 States for Event Planners

The current list of states is considered the top places for event planning employment. The following statistics are of the current number of positions held in the industry.

1. California – 7,730
2. New York – 7, 250
3. Texas – 6,320
4. Florida – 3,560
5. Virginia – 3,500

Day in the Life of an Event Planner

A video capturing a day in the life of an event planner.

Top 5 Paying States

The highest paying event planning locations and average yearly earnings.

1. Virginia – $54,770
2. New York – $57,300
3. New Jersey – $57,730
4. Massachusetts – $58,860
5. Washington DC – $67,120

Event Planning and Social Media

Social media has offered new trends with event planning when it comes to organizing a conference, seminar, fundraiser, or event. The below infographic provides a guide to the four main components for integrating social media with your event.

Using Social Media for Event Planning