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Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the specific company are driving factors as well. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Meeting & Convention Services Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$34,539 - $60,595
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,716
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$12.10 - $26.50
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$16
$26
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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,539 - $60,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,225  
Commission
$302.01 - $10,137  
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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$33,745 - $62,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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
$12.10 - $26.50  
   
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 - $8,225  
   
Commission
$302.01 - $10,137  
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).
)
$33,745 - $62,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. Meeting & Convention Services Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $62K.

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 32%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

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 2%

National Average
$47,000

Event Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%