2010 Venue Salary Survey International Association of Venue Managers Release Data

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The survey results indicate that the chief executive in a convention center earns $131,305; a complex chief executive, an average of $129,013; performing arts center chief executive, $120,448; and in an arena, the chief executive earns an average of $107,896. Those in larger markets or venues earn larger paychecks.

This salary report is an important measure of the venue management industry and will help our members understand their value in today’s economy.

According to the International Association of Venue Managers’ (IAVM, formerly the International Association of Assembly Managers) 2010 Salary Survey, convention center and complex executives earn the highest salaries in venue management.

The survey results indicate that the chief executive in a convention center earns $131,305; a complex chief executive, an average of $129,013; performing arts center chief executive, $120,448; and in an arena, the chief executive earns an average of $107,896. Those in larger markets or venues earn larger paychecks

“This salary report is an important measure of the venue management industry and will help our members understand their value in today’s economy. This has been a true collaborative effort and I thank our participating members for providing the information that will benefit our entire industry.” said John Siehl, CFE, IAVM Chairman of the Board.

The salary survey only included salary data for full-time staff in the top three levels of a venue management; fringe benefits and perks were not included. The 2010 IAVM Salary Survey was created using an internet-based format. Survey forms were distributed from February 24 through March 10, 2010 to 1,043 IAVM primary members to avoid duplication of venues.

Dana Glazier, CAE, IAVM Director of Research and Knowledge Management, said, “The survey reports show the salary range, average and median for each position by venue type. In order to create the most useful report, the data is also presented in various categories: venue size, venue market, gender, ownership and management when there was enough data to be statistically significant.”

The 2010 IAVM Salary Survey is available for pre-order for printed copies at http://www.IAVM.org. Members may preorder the print version at a 20 percent discount. Members of the media may contact Kris Williams, at kris.williams(at)IAVM(dot)org or 972.538.1006 for more details.

The International Association of Venue Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Members of the association manage public venues such as amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes; or provide products, services or attractions to support the industry. IAVM has more than 3,500 members worldwide. More information is available at http://www.IAVM.org.

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