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Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States can expect wages of $47K per year on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. The vast majority (85 percent) of Meeting & Convention Services Managers who took the survey are female. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,540 - $61,523
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,846
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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
$35,540 - $61,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Commission
$2,035 - $10,084  
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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$34,398 - $63,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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
$12.06 - $24.49  
   
Overtime
$17.85 - $31.85  
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 - $8,054  
   
Commission
$2,035 - $10,084  
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).
)
$34,398 - $63,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 go on to become Meeting & Convention Planners may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Meeting & Convention Planner, an upper-level role, pays $45K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


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


Meeting & Convention Services Managers note just a narrow range of job 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. Event Planning is a skill commonly found among those who know Event Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Meeting / Convention Services Manager

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


For many Meeting & Convention Services Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Meeting & Convention Services Managers make a median salary of $54K. Meeting & Convention Services Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

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
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 16%
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