A Director of Events earns an average salary of $65,244 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Operations Management, People Management, and Strategic Project Management.

$40,495 - $111,654
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MEDIAN: $65,244
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,495 - $111,654  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $17,688  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $35,759  
Commission
$3,091 - $26,184  
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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$39,587 - $116,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 759
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $40.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$14.54 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$204.26 - $17,688  
   
Commission
$3,091 - $26,184  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $35,759  
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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$39,587 - $116,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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: $65,932

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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
$66,000


Skills That Affect Director of Events Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 57%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 21%




Event Management
0%

National Average
$66,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%


up arrow 12%

Logistics
up arrow 18%

Customer Service
up arrow 25%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 59%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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