Conference Coordinator Salary

Conference Coordinators in the United States can expect wages of $41K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Conference Coordinators survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most Conference Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,178 - $57,299
$30K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,216
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$12.24 - $27.40
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$27
MEDIAN: $17.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,178 - $57,299  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $9,615  
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
Total Pay (?
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$28,878 - $58,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $27.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$17.50  
Overtime
$17.62 - $35.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$244.68 - $9,615  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,878 - $58,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Conference Coordinator

Conference coordinators help set up conferences and provide administrative support on-site. Their duties may include coordinating conference speakers, managing conference staff, managing hotel or on-site materials for the conference, and overseeing technical requirements for the conference (such as audio and visual equipment). They also oversee the production and content of the conference program book, as well as pitch advertising and sponsorships for the conferences. Conference coordinators also perform office activities, such as taking inbound calls, responding to voice mails, emailing responses to inquiries, and using copiers and scanners to produce items related to inquiries. These professionals generally work in an office setting, although travel is frequently required to complete pre-conference tasks and provide on-site support as the conference occurs.

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Conference Coordinator Tasks

  • Guide all aspects of conference coordination, from initial planning to post­conference cleanup.
  • Perform crisis management through every stage of conference coordination.
  • Work within a budget to plan events.
  • Interview and hire vendors, resolving any conflicts or cancellations.
  • Understand and fulfill client objectives and requests.

Common Career Paths for Conference Coordinator


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Many Conference Coordinators transition into upper-level roles like Event Coordinator. However, Event Coordinators do report a slightly lower median income of $36K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $43K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Conference Coordinators make a median salary of $42K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $53K.

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Key Stats for Conference Coordinator

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Conference Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲5%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Conference Coordinator Salaries


National Average
$41,000


Customer Service
▼19%

Organizing
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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