Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Average Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States make around $46K per year. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Meeting & Convention Services Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,892 - $61,294
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,470
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90%

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$11.98 - $21.82
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,892 - $61,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,015  
Commission
$2,250 - $10,000  
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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$33,909 - $62,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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
$11.98 - $21.82  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $32.05  
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 - $8,015  
   
Commission
$2,250 - $10,000  
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).
)
$33,909 - $62,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


The smallest paychecks can be found at Hilton Worldwide — the median salary there is $46K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $38K and $113K.

Popular Skills for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


Survey takers who work as Meeting & Convention Services Managers usually report a few specific 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. Competency in Event Management frequently indicates knowledge of Event Planning.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. Meeting & Convention Services Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Meeting & Convention Services Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $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 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Event Management
0%

National Average
$47,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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