Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States take home an average $48K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Meeting & Convention Services Managers who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,424 - $65,517
$36K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,438
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90%

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$10.40 - $20.75
$10
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,424 - $65,517  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $9,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$8,090  
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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$35,280 - $68,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $20.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.86  
Overtime
$15.41 - $31.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$450.00 - $9,500  
   
Commission
$8,090  
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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$35,280 - $68,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.

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


Hilton Worldwide offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $46K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up 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: $47,583

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Meeting & Convention Services Managers in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Meeting & Convention Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), Arlington (+25 percent), Dallas (+16 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. Workers in Houston and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 11 percent less, 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
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

▲33%

▲11%

▲7%

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 22 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 14%
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