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Conference Manager Salary

Earnings for Conference Managers in the United States come in at around $50K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Conference Managers (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$38,555 - $71,358
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,265
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$9.40 - $39.45
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$39
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,555 - $71,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
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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$36,649 - $73,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $39.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
   
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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$36,649 - $73,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Conference Manager

Conference manager oversees all duties related to organizing conferences Duties that this manager may perform include finding sponsors to minimize client costs, following up with clients to confirm conference-related decisions, and locating the best vendors available within budget. The conference manager must present and respond to proposals and bids from vendors, find audio/visual providers, and determine accommodations for participants, conference locations, and transportation.

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Conference Manager Tasks

  • Work with copywriters, graphic designers and webmasters to create print and Web communications used before, during and after the conference.
  • Work with caterers, venues and other vendors to negotiate contracts and determine conference cost.
  • Handle meeting logistics including travel for attendees, meeting setup, entertainment, and catering.
  • Arrange supplies and equipment for speakers, vendors and workshop leaders for the day of the event.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Conference Managers who took the survey. Contract Negotiation and Event Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Conference Manager

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


For Conference Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Conference Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%