In M&IT’s second annual salary survey, we asked more than 300 meeting planners to share how much they earn annually, for the purposes of this benchmarking study. The results may surprise you. By Christine Otsuka, April 18th, 2011
M&IT's 2011 Salary Survey
Money. It’s a topic most people just don’t talk about. For some, it’s about manners. As children, we’re taught that it’s impolite to ask others how much money they make. For others, it’s a matter of fear that you will learn you make much less or much more than your peers. And in some extreme cases, asking a colleague how much they make is cause for termination. But understanding what others earn is important as we navigate our careers so we can gauge the value of our contributions. That’s why M&IT created the Canadian meeting planning industry’s only benchmarking study. Now, in its second year, we’ve added a twist. Our goal was to create three personas that would represent the average meeting and event coordinator, meeting and event manager and executive manager who plan meetings—all in an effort to help you find yourself in our tables. After all, if you can’t see yourself in our data, then it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on. So, how do you measure up? And compared to our national averages, are you overpaid?