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.

$36,523 - $65,394
$37K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,662
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50%
90%

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$10.47 - $24.49
$10
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,523 - $65,394  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $9,351  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$10,500  
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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$35,432 - $68,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $24.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.86  
Overtime
$15.48 - $30.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$387.83 - $9,351  
   
Commission
$10,500  
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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$35,432 - $68,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

  • 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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Meeting & Convention Services Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Event Manager. On average, Event Managers get paid about the same as Meeting & Convention Services Managers do.

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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

National Average: $47,863

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Meeting / Convention Services Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Meeting / Convention Services Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

▲32%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲29%



National Average
$48,000

Customer Service
▼7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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