Salary Survey 2022

Northstar's exclusive research reveals planners' pay, job satisfaction, chief concerns, long-range plans and more.

2022 Salary Survey

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Dawn Penfold, president of Meetingjobs, a Cadre company, thought this first quarter of 2023 was going to be rocky with all the layoffs in the financial sector. "So far, however," she said, "the job market seems to be holding its own. There is strength in the pharmaceutical and financial services industry. But salaries haven’t changed significantly." 

According to the 2022 Northstar Meetings Group/Meetingjobs-Cadre Salary Survey, average pay increased 6 percent this year compared with the 2020 Salary Survey, which was based on respondents' 2019 earnings.

Get all the details from the research in this exclusive guide based on responses from 601 event professionals. Among the details:

  • Planners are now earning an average base salary of $92,280, compared with 2019's $87,251.
  • More than half (55 percent) of the respondents to the 2022 survey didn't change jobs during the pandemic.
  • Thirty-four percent were able to stay afloat with government assistance.
  • The gender pay gap has gotten wider: Female meeting planners earn slightly more than 81 cents to the male dollar, down from 84 cents in 2019.

Download the guide to learn more about meeting planners' current working lives.