Conference Services Manager Salary

The average pay for a Conference Services Manager is $47,987 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Event Management and Operations Management.

$34,951 - $65,965
$35K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,987
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$11.91 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $13.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,951 - $65,965  
   
Bonus
$500 - $9,944  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$34,533 - $68,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$500 - $9,944  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$34,533 - $68,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Conference Services Manager

Conference services managers develop and supervise conferences in a variety of fields. Generally, they must be strong communicators capable of negotiating with representatives of different venues and vendors (which vary depending on the conference). Conference services managers typically work inside offices and plan events at hotels, universities, and other venues. They manage diverse teams of different sizes, so they need to be able to effective team leaders that are professional, affable and enthusiastic. Conference services managers create timelines and assign tasks to their subordinates when appropriate. If conflicts arise between subordinates, these managers must handle any issues efficiently. Conference services managers plan meetings, quickly resolve scheduling issues such as cancellations and necessary substitutions, and oversee and create budgets for small- and large-scale conferences.

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Conference Services 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Services Manager

Pay by Experience for a Conference Services Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Conference Services Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Conference Services 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 53 salaries. An experienced Conference Services Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 26 salaries. A Conference Services Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Conference Services Manager?

Conference Services Manager in Breckenridge:
"Happy Masochist."
Pros: I love that I get to work with new people all the time. Making human connections and getting to know clients make me most happy!
Cons: I am often under appreciated and my job title is not widely understood. Many internal clients see my job as much easier than it is.

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Key Stats for Conference Services Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Conference Services Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$49,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Conference Services Manager Salaries

Event Management
▲47%

Operations Management
▲45%

Budget Management
▲8%

▲2%

Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%