Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States pull down an average of $46K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority of Meeting & Convention Services Managers (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Most Meeting & Convention Services Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,780 - $61,498
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,435
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$12.36 - $19.76
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,780 - $61,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,669  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$34,151 - $62,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $19.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$17.01 - $30.14  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,669  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,151 - $62,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.

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Meeting / Convention 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.

Common Career Paths for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


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As Meeting & Convention Services Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Event Manager position pays around the same amount as the Meeting & Convention Services Manager job on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


Offering a median salary of only $46K, Hilton Worldwide pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $38K to $113K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Meeting / Convention Services Manager

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


For Meeting & Convention Services Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $42K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $48K. For Meeting & Convention Services Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Meeting & Convention Services Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $61K.

Meeting / Convention Services Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Meeting / Convention Services Manager?

Meeting / Convention Services Manager in Colorado Springs:
Pros: The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the satisfaction that after 4-6 months of hard work and time. The event was a successful outcome for both the client and the property. My job is to be a host and when my clients or guests feel welcomed. I know I have done my job.
Cons: The only fault in my job is working with individuals who do not put the passion and effort that others do.

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Experience Affects Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Event Management
0%

National Average
$47,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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