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.

$38,027 - $73,559
$38K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,940
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50%
90%

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$10.60 - $27.05
$11
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.04
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$0$73K
Salary $38,027 - $73,559
Bonus $397.32 - $9,973
Profit Sharing $0.00
Commission $8,139
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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$35,584 - $73,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 174
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.60 - $27.05
Hourly Tips $1.86
Overtime $15.41 - $31.03
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $397.32 - $9,973
Commission $8,139
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$35,584 - $73,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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.

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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


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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.

Meeting / Convention Services Manager Job Listings

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

National Average: $48,916

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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).

Meeting / Convention Services Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Meeting / Convention Services Manager?

Meeting / Convention Services Manager in Colorado Springs:
Pros: The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the satisfaction that after 4-6 months of hard work and time. The event was a successful outcome for both the client and the property. My job is to be a host and when my clients or guests feel welcomed. I know I have done my job.
Cons: The only fault in my job is working with individuals who do not put the passion and effort that others do.

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Key Stats for Meeting / Convention Services Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

▲29%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Meeting / Convention Services Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲26%


National Average
$49,000


Customer Service
▼9%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%