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Convention Manager Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$66,791 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Convention Manager is $66,791 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Convention Manager is between $48,311 and $82,149. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Convention Manager. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Coordinates activities of staff and convention personnel to make arrangements for group meetings and conventions to be held in hotel: consults with representatives of group or organization to plan details, such as number of persons expected, display space desired, and food-service schedule.
  • Obtains permits from fire and health departments to erect displays and exhibits and serve food in rooms other than dining rooms.
  • Notifies various department heads of arrangements made.
  • Directs workers in preparing banquet and convention rooms and erecting displays and exhibits.
  • Inspects rooms and displays for conformance to needs and desires of group.
  • Arranges publicity, special functions, adjusts complaints, and performs other duties to promote goodwill.
Convention Manager Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Job family population: 102,420

Estimated population of Convention Manager jobs: 45,697

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Convention Manager Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Stewarding Manager
Apr 1
Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago, the leading food service provider located at McCormick Place Convention Center has an immediate opening for a Stewarding Manager. This position directs hourly staff, leads and coordinates ...
Marketing Research - Project Manager
Apr 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Fieldwork, Inc.
... research, convention research and focus groups. Job Description: Lead point of contact for our ... Management of all aspects of the project from bidding to invoicing stage. · Responsible for the ...
Hospitality - Special Projects Manager / Event Operations
May 16
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Crepes a Latte
Hospitality background in hotels, convention centers, tradeshows, event management, or catering companies is a plus * Attention to detail and strong presentation skills * Ability to travel to ...
Hospitality - Account Manager - Event Planning
May 16
Libertyville, IL, USA
Crepes a Latte
Hospitality background in hotels, convention centers, tradeshows, event management, or catering companies is a plus * Ability to travel to locations across the United States for multi-day hospitality ...
Market Manager - Chromebook
Apr 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Premium Retail Services, Inc
As a Market Manager you will be conducting training visits at National Retail locations while ... Willingness to travel up to 90% to retailers, corporate/client offices, training and convention ...
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