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Conference Coordinator

Find out how to become a conference coordinator in the events sector. Keep reading to learn about salary, sector growth, stability and requirements of the job.

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The current average salary of an Conference Coordinator is $50,200 - 58,000 annually


Conference coordinators meet with clients to organise, promote and facilitate conferences and events like trade shows. Employment for conference coordinators to 2022 is expected to grow very strongly. This is a large occupation, employing 25, 900 in 2017, and in the same year unemployment was average.

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Key skills

Conference coordinators organise and run conferences and are there to provide on-site assistance throughout the event. They are skilled in managing staff, liaising with contractors and suppliers, organising speakers and programmes. Conference coordinators perform various administrative tasks.

  • Understand the ideas and aims of clients and fulfil their requests 
  • Oversee all aspects of planning, hosting and packing up the conference
  • Problem solve any issues that arise during the conference
  • Work effectively within a budget
  • Interview and hire vendors, resolving any conflicts or cancellations
  • Manage ticket sales and registration

Quick facts

Working as a conference coordinator could prove to be a stable and engaging job move. Here are some facts about a career as a conference coordinator.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administrative and support services; accommodation and food Sservices; and arts and recreation services
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for nutritionists start at a diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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