Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary
Pay for Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career length and the individual firm. There are far more female Meeting & Convention Services Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. The majority of Meeting & Convention Services Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$36,523 - $65,394|
|Bonus||$387.83 - $9,351|
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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).)
|$35,432 - $68,201|
|Hourly Rate||$10.47 - $24.49|
|Overtime||$15.48 - $30.98|
|Bonus||$387.83 - $9,351|
|Total Pay (||$35,432 - $68,201|
Job Description for Meeting / Convention Services Manager
Meeting/convention services managers are in charge of ensuring that attendees have an exceptional experience during meetings and conventions. They are responsible for communicating with planners regarding specific details and arrangements, as well as checking function books to make sure proper space and time has been allocated and arranged. These managers also conduct site inspections to check accommodations, meet with clients to cultivate business relationships, and recommend external services depending on the requirements for the event. They conduct meetings with clients prior to the event to finalize details and with meeting planners after the event to review bill terms and evaluate service.Read More...
Meeting/convention services managers create contracts detailing meeting arrangements, and they must be present during the conventions to assist with specific requests and ensure proper service related to staff and equipment. The managers supervise event preparation tasks and change items in the venue as needed, as well as interact with vendors, guests, co-workers, and other management personnel. They must use their working knowledge of diverse food, decoration, and entertainment equipment services in planning, as well as mathematical skills to calculate commissions and estimates.
A bachelor's degree in event planning or a related field is necessary. Experience in a managing capacity and/or meeting planning may be preferred. Meeting/convention services managers must be highly organized individuals that pay strong attention to detail. They should be results oriented, independent professionals with advanced leadership skills to manage a group of employees to reach all company goals. They also must possess exceptional communication skills to establish effective relationships with clients.
Meeting / Convention 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager
The consistently lowest paying firm is Hilton Worldwide, where the median salary is just $46K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $38K to $113K.
Pay by Experience Level for Meeting / Convention Services Manager
Pay by Experience for a Meeting / Convention Services Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Meeting / Convention Services Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meeting / Convention 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 $51,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Meeting / Convention Services Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 63 salaries. A Meeting / Convention 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 $63,000 based on 16 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Meeting & Convention Services Managers, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Meeting & Convention Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Arlington (+24 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Meeting & Convention Services Managers in Myrtle Beach earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Houston and Tampa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.
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