Conference Manager Salary

The average Conference Manager in the United States earns approximately $52K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Conference Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Conference Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,834 - $73,566

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$10.30 - $38.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,834 - $73,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,195  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $7,122  
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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$38,064 - $75,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $38.78  
   
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,195  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $7,122  
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).
)
$38,064 - $75,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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

  • 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 only report a few specific skills. Event Planning and Contract Negotiation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Conference Manager

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


For Conference Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $47K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $51K. Conference Managers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Conference Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $65K.

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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$52,000

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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