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Meetings & Special Events Manager Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$87,590 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meetings & Special Events Manager is $87,590 a year and $42 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Meetings & Special Events Manager is between $62,019 and $108,533. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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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 Chicago, 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 %



Meetings & Special Events Manager Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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 ...
Manager, Global Travel, Meetings and Events Operations
May 17
Green Oaks, IL, USA
Abbott Laboratories
Where special arrangements have been implemented to service Abbott's VIPs and guests, ensure the ... Manage the travel and meeting & events internal websites ensuring content accuracy. * Manage ...
Special Events Associate
Mar 15
Riverwoods, IL, USA
The Millennium Group
Be prepared to share upcoming events every Tuesday during the Weekly Status Meeting. * Reserve ... Other duties assigned by manager. Qualifications: * High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Office Coordinator/Manager
Apr 26
Addison, IL, USA
... over meetings with Operations § Collect missing job information from clients § Friendly A/R ... the special events industry. Education High school diploma or equivalent Other Requirements ...
Special Events Manager
Apr 17
Lisle, IL, USA
Ray Graham Association For People With Disabilities
The Special Events Manager is an integral part of the Development team who is responsible for coordinating all of the creative, administrative, and logistical aspects of all fundraising and special ...
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