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Meetings & Special Events Manager Salary
in Columbia, South Carolina

$74,879 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meetings & Special Events Manager is $74,879 a year and $36 an hour in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Meetings & Special Events Manager is between $53,019 and $92,783. 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 Columbia, South Carolina.

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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 Columbia, South Carolina, 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 Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia Cost of Living Score:

Description: Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 832,666 by July 1, 2018, according to 2018 U.S. Census estimates. This makes it the 70th largest metropolitan statistical areas in the nation, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau as of July 1, 2018. The name...

Meetings & Special Events Manager Job Listings for Columbia, South Carolina

Restaurant General Manager
May 10
Columbia, SC, USA
The Juicy Crab
Conducts meetings with staff to communicate incentive programs, implement new products and procedures, and discuss areas of opportunity, special events, etc. 14. Ensure managers and employees follow ...
Customer Service, Sales, & Event Management- Entry Level
May 28
Aiken, SC, USA
Premier Global Events, Inc.
... meetings required Company Description Premier Global Events, Inc., is an in-store marketing company that represents the leaders in home entertainment inside the largest retailers in the world. We ...
CAFE MANAGER - Weekdays only @ Crosswalk Cafe
May 20
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Compass Group
* We have an opening for a Cafe Manager position. * Location : Crosswalk Cafe - 1333 Taylor St. ... Plans, markets and executes special events/promotions in the café. * Prepares and maintains volume ...
Civil Engineer Senior Project Manager- Site Development
May 8
Columbia, United States
WK Dickson
Conduct periodic design team meetings to inform and resolve issues. * Establish and continuously ... Company-sponsored social events * Community giving and charitable programs Specific programs vary ...
Manager, Echo Vascular Services
May 2
Assists Cardiac Diagnostics Manager with monthly department meetings and administrative functions. ... Special Training: Basic accounting; typing skills; knowledge of all exams (echo and vascular ...
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