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.
|Salary||$34,629 - $79,364|
|Bonus||$293.61 - $10,067|
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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|
|Hourly Rate||$13.28 - $39.15|
|Bonus||$293.61 - $10,067|
|Total Pay (||$34,462 - $82,306|
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.Read More...
Additionally, the conference manager may also be expected to select high-quality speakers for the conferences, interviewing potential speakers and researching their background to determine if they are an appropriate fit. These managers are also tasked with handling registration processes (in person, over the telephone, and/or online) and ensuring they are organized and running smoothly. Conference managers also create the outline and schedule for the conference and organize awards if necessary.
This position generally requires at least a bachelor's degree, as well as relevant experience. Conference managers may work part time or full time; some positions may also be freelance. A conference manager may work for a company that specializes in organizing conferences for clients; larger companies that often hold conferences may offer this as an internal position as well.
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.
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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