Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salary
Median pay for Meeting & Convention Services Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The vast majority of Meeting & Convention Services Managers (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Meeting & Convention Services Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$36,598 - $73,811|
|Bonus||$487 - $9,980|
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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).)
|$34,268 - $74,132|
|Hourly Rate||$10.54 - $27.14|
|Overtime||$15.41 - $31.03|
|Bonus||$487 - $9,980|
|Total Pay (||$34,268 - $74,132|
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.Read More...
Meeting/convention services managers create contracts detailing meeting arrangements, and they must be present during the conventions to assist with specific requests and ensure proper service related to staff and equipment. The managers supervise event preparation tasks and change items in the venue as needed, as well as interact with vendors, guests, co-workers, and other management personnel. They must use their working knowledge of diverse food, decoration, and entertainment equipment services in planning, as well as mathematical skills to calculate commissions and estimates.
A bachelor's degree in event planning or a related field is necessary. Experience in a managing capacity and/or meeting planning may be preferred. Meeting/convention services managers must be highly organized individuals that pay strong attention to detail. They should be results oriented, independent professionals with advanced leadership skills to manage a group of employees to reach all company goals. They also must possess exceptional communication skills to establish effective relationships with clients. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Meeting / Convention Services 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 Meeting / Convention Services Manager
As Meeting & Convention Services Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Event Manager position pays around the same amount as the Meeting & Convention Services Manager job on average.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Meeting / Convention Services Manager
For Meeting & Convention Services Managers, below-average salaries can be found at Hilton Worldwide; in fact, average earnings are around $46K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($38K versus $113K) is great.
Pay by Experience Level for Meeting / Convention Services Manager
Pay by Experience for a Meeting / Convention Services Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Meeting / Convention Services Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meeting / Convention Services Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Meeting / Convention Services Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 63 salaries. A Meeting / Convention Services Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 16 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Meeting & Convention Services Managers, 36 percent above the national average. Meeting & Convention Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Arlington (+27 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Meeting & Convention Services Managers in Myrtle Beach make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (16 percent less) and Tampa (10 percent less).
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