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Trade Show Manager Salary

Average Trade Show Managers in the United States make around $53K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Trade Show Managers. Most Trade Show Managers survey respondents are women (79 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$33,185 - $81,485
MEDIAN: $53,402

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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.
$33,185 - $81,485  
$494.93 - $9,744  
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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).
$33,413 - $83,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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

Survey takers who work as Trade Show Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Planning, Budget Management, Project Management, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.

Trade Show Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $46K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $58K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $76K.

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Experience Affects Trade Show Manager Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Trade Show Manager Salaries

Event Planning
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Budget Management

National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


79 %
21 %

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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%