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Meetings & Special Events Manager Salary
in Illinois, United States

$84,789 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meetings & Special Events Manager is $84,789 a year and $41 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Meetings & Special Events Manager is between $60,035 and $105,062. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Meetings & Special Events Manager. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Illinois, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Manages the strategy and planning of activities, and oversees staff responsible for coordinating and organizing meetings and special events and of various sizes.
  • Plans logistics and negotiates contract(s) for conferences, and/or events, with respect to budgets, speakers, entertainment, transportation, facilities, technology, equipment, logistical requirements, printing, food and beverage, and other related issues.
  • Negotiates terms and fees, and executes and administers multiple contracts with facilities, vendors, speakers, entertainers, etc., for service, in accordance with budget constraints and company policies and procedures.
Meetings & Special Events Manager Job Prevalence in Illinois, United States

Job family: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Job family population: 102,420

Estimated population of Meetings & Special Events Manager jobs: 47,825

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Illinois, United States

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Description: Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan...

Meetings & Special Events Manager Job Listings for Illinois, United States

Hospitality - Special Projects Manager / Event Operations
May 16
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Crepes a Latte
Coordinates the logistics of all show meetings * Leads the recruitment strategy for part-time ... Travels to locations across the United States for multi-day hospitality events to support 6-12 ...
Special Event Management Trainee
Jun 17
Downers Grove, IL, USA
IMMEDIATE HIRE: Marketing Management Firm
Serve as Event Manager when necessary * Serve as an enthusiastic member of the event staff and lead by example for interns The special events training program uses a hands on approach that will ...
Development Manager
May 22
Chicago, IL, USA
The Gift Theatre
Report on the progress of the Development program at Board meetings. Work with the Board of ... Plan and coordinate an annual gala and other special events including opening nights. Manage ...
General Manager - Retail Multi Unit Management
Jun 3
Bloomingdale, IL, USA
We Place People Executive Search Firm
... special events / marketing and mall management within an organization that is truly doing some ... meeting the needs of the community demographics The GM will be an active member of the local ...
Convention Services Manager
Jun 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Gecko Hospitality - Forbes @ Best 2019
Job Duties Convention services managers must often meet with representatives of groups and organizations to discuss what they have in mind for their meeting or special event. They may sign ...
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