Conference Manager Salary

For Conference Managers, annual average wages total $52K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Conference Managers are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,219 - $77,826
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,605
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90%

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$11.15 - $39.45
(Median)
$11
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,219 - $77,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
Profit Sharing
$2,275  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$36,523 - $78,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $39.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,275  
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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$36,523 - $78,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Conference Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Event Management, Event Planning, and Contract Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Contract Negotiation. Those with knowledge of Event Management tend to be skilled in Event Planning as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Conference Manager

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


Conference Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $48K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $50K. Conference Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $69K.

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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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