Director of Events Salary

A Director of Events earns an average salary of $62,648 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,131 - $102,410
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$39K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,647
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$12.67 - $40.41
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,131 - $102,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,126  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,547  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,962  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,509 - $108,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $61.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,126  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,962  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,547  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,509 - $108,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Director of Events

Many companies host presentations, large-scale social functions, product unveilings and launches, and press events. The person who handles setting up these functions is the organization’s director of events.

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Director of Events Tasks

  • Plan, approve and monitor event budget and revenue.
  • Create and sustain productive relationships and negotiate contracts with event-related clients, vendors, companies and supporters.
  • Supervise, train, evaluate, and recognize staff, especially in events marketing and sales strategies.
  • Develop, implement, and market concepts for events to supporters.
  • Inspect site and on-site management of events.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Events

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,347

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Director of Events Reviews

What is it like working as a Director of Events?

Director of Events in Denver:
"Great Variety, Great Work."
Pros: No event is ever the same. Some become routine in terms of execution, but the people, the content, always different. Sometimes I coordinate a meeting for 10 people, other times I throw a block party for 1000+ people. It's fun and exciting, but hard and oftentimes exhausting.
Cons: Very hectic and many people expect IMMEDIATE responses or execution. The volume of events can be overwhelming and ownership among my team is not always very clear. Also would like to make more money to feel more secure in my personal life.

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Experience Affects Director of Events Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Director of Events Salaries




Event Management
0%

National Average
$64,000

Event Planning
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up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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