Conference Producer (but not Event Planning) Salary
Conference Producers in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Cash earnings for Conference Producers — including $15K in bonuses and $24K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $84K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Conference Producers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Female Conference Producers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$35,353 - $82,608|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $14,899|
|Profit Sharing||$1,021 - $24,468|
|Total Pay (||$36,339 - $84,211|
Job Description for Conference Producer (but not Event Planning)
A conference producer works in the events business and is responsible for the success of a business event (or series of events). Every aspect of the conference is the responsibility of the conference producer from beginning to end; in order to achieve this, attention to detail while understanding the bigger picture is a must.Read More...
Because the conference producer is held accountable for every aspect of the conference, involvement in each and every step is expected, including development, inception, marketing strategies, and product delivery. Good managerial and marketing skills, creativity, and sharp technical knowledge will all help those in this position to meet deadlines, maintain public relationships, and complete successful business conference events.
There is no fixed schedule in this line of work, so good self-governance and the ability to work under stressful conditions will come into play at various stages of projects. Having a flexible imagination to implement creative business solutions and meet strict deadlines are also essential to deliver products on-time. For this reason, conference producers must often do meticulous research, as well.
A Bachelor's degree is preferred, but not essential. Strong research techniques and excellent organizational skills are a must. Industry experience is often preferred and depends on the field of choice. Travel is often required. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Conference Producer (but not Event Planning) Tasks
- Work with subject matter experts to understand industry needs and goals and document objectives.
- Network and grow industry contacts.
- Coordinate with event planners and marketers to uphold conference vision.
- Create web copy, marketing materials, announcements and content to promote conferences.
- Develop and schedule topical conferences, identifying speakers and crafting agendas.
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