Conference Coordinator Salary
Earnings for Conference Coordinators in the United States come in at around $42K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Conference Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Conference coordinators must have excellent organizational, multitasking, and interpersonal skills. They must be able to generate solutions to issues during conferences in an efficient, effective manner. Experience with conference planning is generally required, and employers generally prefer some relevant college education. Additionally, coordinators must be punctual and well-organized. Conference coordinators should work well in a team setting to reach conference-related objectives, as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Proficiency with basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite is needed as well.
Conference Coordinator Tasks
- Interview and hire vendors, resolving any conflicts or cancellations.
- Understand and fulfill client objectives and requests.
- Work within a budget to plan events.
- Guide all aspects of conference coordination, from initial planning to postconference cleanup.
- Perform crisis management through every stage of conference coordination.
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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Conference Coordinators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $53K.