Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States take home approximately $47K annually on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Meeting & Convention Services Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Meeting & Convention Services Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,339 - $61,368
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,869
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$12.06 - $24.49
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,339 - $61,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,020  
Commission
$2,000 - $10,174  
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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$34,449 - $63,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $24.49  
   
Overtime
$17.95 - $31.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,020  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $10,174  
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).
)
$34,449 - $63,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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Meeting & Convention Services Managers who transition into an upper level Meeting & Convention Planner position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Meeting & Convention Planner makes $45K a year.

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While select Hilton Worldwide employees may bring in up to $113K, a median salary of only $46K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


Survey results show that Meeting & Convention Services Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Planning, Event Management, Customer Service, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. Those with knowledge of Event Management tend to be skilled in Event Planning as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Meeting / Convention Services Manager

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


Meeting & Convention Services Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. On average, Meeting & Convention Services Managers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. As Meeting & Convention Services Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $61K.

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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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Event Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 16%
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