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Event Coordinator Salary

The average salary for an Event Coordinator is $37,605 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$28,298 - $51,433
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,604
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$10.08 - $21.03
(Median)
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$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,298 - $51,433  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
Profit Sharing
$198.43 - $6,071  
Commission
$512 - $10,322  
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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$24,891 - $51,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,657
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $21.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $6.62  
Overtime
$14.69 - $32.44  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
   
Commission
$512 - $10,322  
Profit Sharing
$198.43 - $6,071  
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).
)
$24,891 - $51,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,369

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Job Description for Event Coordinator

An Event Coordinator is a person who is hired by a client or employer that needs assistance in planning one or many events. The job of the coordinator is to meet with clients in order to plan, brainstorm and budget the event that will be held. The coordinator will then hire staff, decide who caters, they hire the bands and all the little accessories that go along with any event. They can also be in charge of the guest list and the marketing of the event. The coordinator is the “Go To” person. They ultimately are the one in charge of everyone working on the event. If a problem surfaces they are who must set up another plan. If someone cancels they find a replacement. The duties are endless and the responsibility is overwhelming at times. There is more to an Event Coordinator then picking colors and deciding what food will be served. The coordinator must be a leader, they must take charge and be decisive. They have to be bookkeepers and secretaries. They are an essential part of an event. They are the part that makes things run smoothly and in an orderly fashion. They time the food and the dances. They resolve the problems that can be caused by a hundred different things. The job is heavy and the Event Coordinator must always be on top of things. And when the event is over the coordinator is who makes sure the staff is paid and the venders get back equipment that was borrowed.


Event Coordinator Tasks

  • Supervise the set-up, running, and break down of the event, identifying and resolving problems.
  • Meet with clients to plan event and establish budget.
  • Select event vendors and staff, direct and supervise their work.
  • Plan and manage the logistics of an event, including venue, guests, programs, catering, and marketing.
  • Track event expenses and review accuracy of invoices.

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What is it like working as an Event Coordinator?

Event Coordinator in Chicago:
"Be Prepared to Do Anything and Everything."
Pros: Working at a university has great networking opportunities, especially if you're interested in learning more about higher ed and student affairs. So being able to be a face to a local premiere university is a great position. I also like that I am able to assist in facilitating events that bring together people who want to give local students opportunities to learn more college.
Cons: I often do things that I am not clear about or know a lot about. My manager and all those that I answer to haven't clearly trained me on a lot of things and have high expectations which makes my job very frustrating at times. Also, because it is only part-time, financially it can be difficult to be so available when I literally can't afford to be because my commute is so long and costly.

Event Coordinator in Melbourne:
"Global Awareness."
Pros: Working with students from around the world.
Cons: Stress level at certain times of the year.

Event Coordinator in Atascadero:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I love basically everything about my job. It is amazing. I am able to move around and learn and grow.
Cons: Just my pay.

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Experience Affects Event Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Event Coordinator Salaries




Marketing Communications
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Event Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$36,000

Event Planning
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Organizing
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Customer Service
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Media / Public Relations
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Job Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 746 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 28%