The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has revealed the results of its annual salary survey. Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked the meeting, convention and event planner role as the #1 best business job in 2012. This was confirmed by the PCMA survey as nearly 80 percent of 420 respondents indicated they were satisfied with their career choice.
In addition, the findings indicated that the average salary of a professional who earned the Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation is $76,225, compared to $65,609 for those without the designation. Last year, the average salary of a meeting professional without the designation was $68,605. This year it dropped to $65,609, while the salary for those with a CMP remained fairly steady from the previous year.
Congratulations to Colorado’s newest CMPs, who passed the Jan. 7 examination. The next North American CMP exam is scheduled for July 12 – 21.
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