Conference Manager Salary

Average Conference Managers in the United States make around $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Conference Managers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. A strong majority get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,645 - $77,885
$35K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,161
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50%
90%

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$13.40 - $38.78
$13
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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
$34,645 - $77,885  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,535  
Commission
$3,034  
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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$34,515 - $81,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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
$13.40 - $38.78  
   
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,137  
   
Commission
$3,034  
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).
)
$34,515 - $81,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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Conference Managers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Directors of Events. This seems to be a popular career move, and Director of Events earn a slightly higher median of $60K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Manager

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


Conference Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $48K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $51K. For Conference Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $75K.

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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 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲31%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries

Event Management
▲5%


National Average
$51,000

Contract Negotiation
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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