Conference Manager Salary

Earnings for Conference Managers in the United States come in at around $51K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Conference Managers are female. Job satisfaction for Conference Managers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,168 - $79,525
$35K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,612
10%
50%
90%

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$15.25 - $33.41
$20
MEDIAN: $20.50
50%

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$0$82K
Salary $35,168 - $79,525
Bonus $0.00 - $10,000
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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$35,683 - $82,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $20.50
Hourly Tips $4.35
Overtime $26.75
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,000
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).
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$35,683 - $82,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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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 often end up in upper-level roles like Director of Events. Directors of Events bring home $60K annually on average.

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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 22 votes.
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries

National Average
$53,000


Contract Negotiation
▼3%

Event Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 19%
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