Meeting / Convention Planner Salary
The average pay for a Meeting / Convention Planner is $51,861 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
|Salary||$35,234 - $72,750|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $7,450|
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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).)
|$35,821 - $79,687|
|Hourly Rate||$16.54 - $49.15|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $7,450|
|Total Pay (||$35,821 - $79,687|
Job Description for Meeting / Convention Planner
A meeting/convention planner is a person who maps out all the details for large scale seminars, symposiums, conventions, and general meetings. Corporations and organizations that regularly hold such events as part of their regular business will typically employ a meeting and convention planner. Meeting halls, convention centers, and chamber of commerce organizations who want to lure large-scale meetings will also have persons in this job capacity, helping to assist organizations and act as liaison with any planners within those groups.Read More...
The meeting/convention planner's first job is typically to gather as much information as can be obtained regarding the number of persons expected to attend. For meetings that are entirely contained and restricted to organization members and/or invited guests, this task is fairly straightforward. For conventions that are in some way open to public attendance, the planner must use prior year attendance, attendance at similar events, and any other pertinent data from prior years.
Meeting and convention planners are typically persons with extensive experience in the hospitality industry at a managerial or supervisory level. These persons also will normally have experience in handling large groups and meetings. Some companies or convention entities will prefer individuals with at least an associate's degree in some hospitality discipline as well. Meeting/convention planners will also need excellent communication and organization skills and should expect that travel and office work are both regular elements of the job.
Meeting / Convention Planner Tasks
- Supervise production of printed materials and mailings.
- Assess event goals, run meetings in preparation of event, and manage profitability of client.
- Liaise between client and service providers, as well as contract negotiation.
- Establishes and oversees the logistical and administrative support needs of events; may include site surveying, cash flow management, scheduling, and crowd management.
- 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 Meeting / Convention Planner
Pay by Experience for a Meeting / Convention Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Meeting / Convention Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meeting / Convention Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Meeting / Convention Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 22 salaries. A Meeting / Convention Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 6 salaries.
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