Descriptions and median base salaries from ASAE research
Chief Meetings/Conventions OfficerProvides overall strategic and operational leadership of the organization’s conventions and meetings activities. In some organizations, may be responsible for tradeshows and expositions. May work closely with volunteer committees. May also serve as part of the executive team or have organizational responsibilities in other areas.
Median base salary: $135,150
Meetings/Convention DirectorDirects the planning and execution of organization’s meetings, including logistics, vendor relations, and contract negotiations. Works with staff and volunteers to coordinate scheduling of educational programs and industry events throughout the year. At larger organizations, may report to a Chief Meetings/Convention Officer.
Median base salary: $88,000
Meeting PlannerAdministers and coordinates annual meetings, seminars, and/or board meetings for the organization. May be involved with site selection, registration, participant accommodations, and event planning.
Median base salary: $67,021
Conference/Meeting/Expo CoordinatorWorks as an assistant and/or in a clerical capacity supporting the meetings and/or exposition staff.
Median base salary: $50,419
Exhibit Sales RepresentativeSells booth space at the organization’s conventions, tradeshows, and/or expositions.
Median base salary: $72,623
Source: ASAE, Association Compensation & Benefits Study