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Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary

Average Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States make around $47K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Women make up the vast majority of Meeting & Convention Services Managers (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Meeting & Convention Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,201 - $61,458
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,643
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50%
90%

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$12.06 - $24.49
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
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
$35,201 - $61,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,040  
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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$34,201 - $63,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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 - $8,040  
   
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).
)
$34,201 - $63,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 transition into an upper level Meeting & Convention Planner position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Meeting & Convention Planner makes $45K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


Hilton Worldwide offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $46K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $38K and $113K.

Popular Skills for Meeting / Convention Services Manager


Typical Meeting & Convention Services Managers report a focused set 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Event Management to be familiar with Event Planning as well.

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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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 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 74 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 16%
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