The average pay for a Conference Services Manager is $47,347 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.

$34,841 - $65,484
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MEDIAN: $47,346
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,841 - $65,484  
   
Bonus
$503 - $9,939  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$35,980 - $67,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$19.88  
   
Overtime
$24.51  
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$23K$46K$69K
Bonus
$503 - $9,939  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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).
)
$35,980 - $67,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Services Manager

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

Conference Services Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Conference Services Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Conference Services Manager Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 48%

Operations Management
up arrow 46%

Budget Management
up arrow 9%

Delphi
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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