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Meeting Planner Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,792 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meeting Planner is $40,792 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Meeting Planner is between $30,875 and $49,010. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Meeting Planner. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Coordinates development of plan that describes how advertising time and space will be used to support client's marketing objectives: Confers with clients to review their marketing objectives to reach customers through use of communications media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.
  • Discusses information with client, including customer buying preferences or services to be advertised, demographic information on customers, and advertising budget.
  • Coordinates development of media plan with MEDIA BUYER (business ser.) 162.117-034 and other in-house staff, including research, account services, and creative departments.
  • Determines necessary types of information to include in media plan which describes how selected advertising media will meet client's needs.
  • Reviews, with staff, goal of media plan to find and describe media audiences that possess characteristics similar to target consumer groups.
  • Develops media plan, including media budget, selection of communication media, time frame for running ads, identification of consumers for product or service, and identification of demographic characteristics of consumers, such as age, sex, income, and geographical location.
  • Reviews statistical data and research reports on consumers, different geographical markets, sales, and product competitors.
  • Determines whether more than one type of medium is desirable in media plan.
  • Determines which media type within given periods of time will be used to expose targeted consumers to advertising message, according to research and knowledge gained from past experience.
  • Ensures that critical factors are described in media plan.
  • Ensures that words, color, audio, and visual of advertising message compliment media selection.
  • Presents media plan to client and responds to questions and modifications desired by client.
  • Negotiates agreement on media plan items, such as target audience, type of media to be used, and final advertising budget.
  • Sends approved media plan to media buying department with specifications, such as what media are to be purchased, time frame of advertising campaign, and budget.
  • Monitors implementation of buying plan.
  • Modifies media plan when changes will result in better opportunity to achieve marketing goals.
  • Ensures that purchased time and space are delivered as agreed.
  • Monitors advertising budget.
  • Audits reports of media activities, such as number of spots, and gross rating points.
  • Meets with media representatives and attends trade shows.
  • Reads communication industry and national news publications to maintain awareness of current promotions, changes in technology, and issues of public interest. |May perform duties of MEDIA BUYER (business ser.) 162.117-034 in small establishments.
Meeting Planner Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Job family population: 102,420

Estimated population of Meeting Planner jobs: N/A

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Meeting Planner Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Resident Events Manager
Jun 6
Chicago, IL, USA
More than event planning the Resident Events and Amenities Manager will be present to set the ... meeting their goals. Our company is made up of professionals with a deep knowledge of servicing ...
Convention Services Manager
Jun 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Gecko Hospitality - Forbes @ Best 2019
... as planned. Job Duties Convention services managers must often meet with representatives of groups and organizations to discuss what they have in mind for their meeting or special event. They may ...
Jun 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
Provides recommendations to planning managers regarding appropriate room setups. Collaborates to identify solutions for unique setup challenges. * Conducts weekly site inspections of meeting rooms ...
Audio Visual Event Technician
Jun 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Encore Event Technologies
... and meetings. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm who are passionate about customer ... As part of the Freeman family, Encore Event Technologies partners with hotels and event planners to ...
Project Coordinator
Jun 6
Deerfield, IL, USA
Sunrise Systems Inc
Meeting planning and logistics experience * Software skills: Word, Outlook (calendar management), Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, macros, etc.), PowerPoint (intermediate to advanced); SharePoint
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