Sidebar We asked respondents in our salary survey to offer comments regarding career issues that might be useful to other readers. Comments in blue are from men and brown are from the women. “Associations used to offer a more relaxed atmosphere for planners than corporations, and that somewhat compensated for the lower salaries. That's not the case anymore. I stay awake at nights trying to figure out how to make budget. … My salary is relatively low because I plan meetings instead of lobby ...

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