Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States take home an average $47K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the particular employer are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Meeting & Convention Services Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,365 - $61,323
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,909
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$12.06 - $24.49
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$35,365 - $61,323  
   
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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$34,468 - $63,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330
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).
)
$34,468 - $63,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Many Meeting & Convention Services Managers move into a Meeting & Convention Planner role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Meeting & Convention Planners on average bring in a similar salary to Meeting & Convention Services Managers.

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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


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 pay less than market rate 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Meeting & Convention Services Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $50K. Meeting & Convention Services Managers see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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.

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 29%

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
0%

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 69 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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