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.

$29,816 - $59,078
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,813
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90%

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$12.43 - $23.55
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,816 - $59,078  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $9,664  
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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$28,340 - $59,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $23.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$17.50  
Overtime
$17.75 - $35.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$242.40 - $9,664  
   
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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$28,340 - $59,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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

  • 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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Although many Conference Coordinators transition into Event Coordinator roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $36K.

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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.

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Experience Affects Conference Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Conference Coordinator Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

Organizing
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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