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Trade Show Manager Salary

The average Trade Show Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Trade Show Managers survey respondents are women (75 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,436 - $81,335
(Median)
$33K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,856
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$33,436 - $81,335  
   
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$0.00 - $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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$34,424 - $83,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Job Description for Trade Show Manager

Trade show managers are responsible for managing all aspects of trade show operations. They are in charge of facilitating the set-up, coordinating logistics, and removing of all trade show items after it is completed. They take part in planning and executing trade show activities from conception to cleaning duties. They lead a group of professionals by demonstrating excellent leadership skills in solving trade show issues, such as location, logistics, and installation problems. They strive to develop excellent business relationships with trade show associations and vendors. They manage contracts and adhere to protocols. They use their excellent negotiation skills to improve the condition of the budget. Trade show managers organize schedules and participate in pre-show and post-show gatherings to suggest changes to trade show activities. These individuals manage show metrics and tweak technical features to provide a better experience for all parties involved. They take part in the hiring of security and booth staff to provide a great experience for booth renters and expected visitors. They determine the appropriate equipment and report their progress to the trade show organizer.

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Trade Show Manager Tasks

  • 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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Trade Show Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Event Planning, Project Management, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Organizing and Project Management. For most people, competency in Event Planning indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Trade Show Manager

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


Trade Show Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $58K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $49K. On average, Trade Show Managers make $61K 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

Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Trade Show Manager Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%
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