These Are The 10 States With The Highest Event Coordinator Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay event coordinators the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do event coordinators get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for event coordinators by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for event coordinators by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for event coordinators after this adjustment? That would be Meeting, Convention, And Event Planners.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Texas
  2. Virginia
  3. Illinois
  4. Georgia
  5. Indiana
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Missouri
  8. Michigan
  9. Kansas
  10. Minnesota

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for event coordinators from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $55400, so our index value would be:

$55,400 * (100 / 135.9) = $40,765

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for event coordinators.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Event Coordinator Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $60,264 $54,660 90.7
2 Virginia $58,293 $58,760 100.8
3 Illinois $55,158 $52,180 94.6
4 Georgia $54,048 $49,400 91.4
5 Indiana $52,983 $47,420 89.5
6 Oklahoma $52,892 $47,180 89.2
7 Missouri $52,477 $47,440 90.4
8 Michigan $51,629 $45,950 89.0
9 Kansas $51,390 $46,200 89.9
10 Minnesota $51,160 $51,570 100.8
11 Montana $51,041 $51,450 100.8
12 Alabama $50,767 $46,300 91.2
13 New Jersey $50,721 $61,830 121.9
14 North Carolina $49,787 $46,750 93.9
15 Pennsylvania $49,684 $50,380 101.4
16 New York $49,137 $64,370 131.0
17 Connecticut $48,762 $62,270 127.7
18 North Dakota $48,350 $48,060 99.4
19 Iowa $47,494 $43,220 91.0
20 Delaware $47,376 $48,040 101.4
21 Florida $47,060 $46,260 98.3
22 Nevada $46,795 $48,340 103.3
23 Ohio $46,545 $43,660 93.8
24 Nebraska $46,539 $42,630 91.6
25 Wisconsin $46,053 $44,580 96.8
26 Tennessee $45,782 $40,930 89.4
27 Massachusetts $45,232 $60,340 133.4
28 New Mexico $44,911 $43,340 96.5
29 Mississippi $44,877 $38,550 85.9
30 Louisiana $44,672 $42,350 94.8
31 Kentucky $44,375 $40,160 90.5
32 Wyoming $44,183 $40,560 91.8
33 Arkansas $43,788 $38,140 87.1
34 Maryland $43,521 $54,620 125.5
35 Arizona $43,408 $42,540 98.0
36 Colorado $43,265 $44,910 103.8
37 Utah $42,935 $39,930 93.0
38 Oregon $42,318 $48,920 115.6
39 Rhode Island $41,358 $49,920 120.7
40 Idaho $41,324 $38,060 92.1
41 Alaska $40,983 $53,730 131.1
42 California $40,765 $55,400 135.9
43 New Hampshire $39,692 $46,440 117.0
44 West Virginia $39,475 $36,870 93.4
45 South Carolina $39,203 $38,890 99.2
46 Maine $39,187 $43,420 110.8
47 Vermont $35,739 $43,280 121.1
48 Hawaii $32,537 $54,630 167.9
49 South Dakota $31,841 $33,020 103.7

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