Conference Manager Salary

Conference Managers in the United States take home approximately $50K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. For the most part, Conference Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Conference Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,515 - $79,842
$36K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,875
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $32.00
$16
MEDIAN: $16.28
50%

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$0$82K
Salary $35,515 - $79,842
Bonus $0.00 - $8,800
Profit Sharing $1,535
Commission $3,072
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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$35,810 - $82,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $16.28
Hourly Tips $4.35
Overtime $26.75
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,800
Commission $3,072
Profit Sharing $1,535
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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$35,810 - $82,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Conference Manager

Conference manager oversees all duties related to organizing conferences Duties that this manager may perform include finding sponsors to minimize client costs, following up with clients to confirm conference-related decisions, and locating the best vendors available within budget. The conference manager must present and respond to proposals and bids from vendors, find audio/visual providers, and determine accommodations for participants, conference locations, and transportation.

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Conference Manager Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Conference Manager


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Many Conference Managers move into Director of Events roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $60K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Conference Manager

Pay by Experience for a Conference Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Conference Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Conference Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Conference Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 29 salaries. A Conference Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Conference Manager

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Conference Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Conference Manager Salaries

National Average
$53,000


Contract Negotiation
▼3%

Event Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 20%
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