Conference Producer (but not Event Planning) Salary
For Conference Producers, yearly average wages total $52K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Conference Producers can bottom out near $36K or peak near $89K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Conference Producers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction for Conference Producers is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$35,493 - $86,897|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $14,795|
|Profit Sharing||$2,990 - $24,240|
|Total Pay (||$35,679 - $89,396|
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.
Conference Producer (but not Event Planning) Tasks
- Create web copy, marketing materials, announcements and content to promote conferences.
- Develop and schedule topical conferences, identifying speakers and crafting agendas.
- Coordinate with event planners and marketers to uphold conference vision.
- Work with subject matter experts to understand industry needs and goals and document objectives.
- Network and grow industry contacts.
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