Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Median pay for Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most Meeting & Convention Services Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Meeting & Convention Services Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and the greater part earn vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,780 - $61,498
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,435
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$12.36 - $19.76
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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.

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As Meeting & Convention Services Managers transition into upper-level roles like Event Managers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Event Managers earn the same amount as Meeting & Convention Services Managers on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


Hilton Worldwide is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $46K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $38K while workers on the upper end may rake in $113K.


Meeting & Convention Services Managers only 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 pay less than market rate 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.


Meeting & Convention Services Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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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