Conference Manager Salary

The average Conference Manager in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Conference Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,629 - $79,364
$35K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,663
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50%
90%

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$13.28 - $39.15
$13
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $20.00
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50%
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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,629 - $79,364  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,535  
Commission
$3,072  
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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$34,462 - $82,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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
$13.28 - $39.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.35  
Overtime
$26.75  
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
$293.61 - $10,067  
   
Commission
$3,072  
Profit Sharing
$1,535  
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).
)
$34,462 - $82,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Conference Manager


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Moving into a Director of Events position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $60K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Manager

Pay by Experience for a Conference Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Conference Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Conference Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Conference Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 29 salaries. A Conference Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Conference Manager

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

Experienced
▲23%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries


Event Management
▼0%

Contract Negotiation
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 19%