Trade Show Manager Salary

Median pay for Trade Show Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. Female Trade Show Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Trade Show Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,457 - $81,398
MEDIAN: $53,997

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$33,457 - $81,398  
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$34,201 - $83,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Job Description for Trade Show Manager

  • Coordinate planning and materials for execution of trade show events and exhibits, including travel arrangements.
  • Oversee logos, branding, and messaging across departments.
  • Supervise exhibit development and creation, ensuring adherence to budget goals.
  • Review and select outside vendors to create exhibits or contribute to events.

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Popular Skills for Trade Show Manager

Trade Show Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Event Planning, Budget Management, Project Management, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Organizing and Project Management. Most people skilled in Event Planning are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Trade Show Manager

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

For many Trade Show Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $59K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. On average, Trade Show Managers make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $76K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Trade Show Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Trade Show Manager Salaries

Event Planning

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Budget Management
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


75 %
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%