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Director of Events Salary

A Director of Events earns an average salary of $60,358 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management and Project Management.
$37,966 - $98,663
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,358
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$11.15 - $85.86
(Median)
$11
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$86
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,966 - $98,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,958  
Profit Sharing
$1,551 - $25,760  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,900  
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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$38,891 - $104,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $85.86  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $49.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,958  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,551 - $25,760  
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).
)
$38,891 - $104,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.

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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
$62,000



Skills That Affect Director of Events Salaries




Event Management
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National Average
$62,000

Event Planning
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Fundraising
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%