An Event Coordinator earns an average salary of $39,705 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$29,514 - $54,440
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MEDIAN: $39,705
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$10.91 - $22.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,514 - $54,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,169  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
Commission
$516 - $16,886  
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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$26,561 - $54,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,069
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $22.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.45 - $9.13  
Overtime
$15.62 - $36.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,169  
   
Commission
$516 - $16,886  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$26,561 - $54,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144

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Job Description for Event Coordinator

Event coordinators oversee every aspect of an event. The events can range from parties to meetings, and they can be for businesses or for personal occasions. The most common events that an event coordinator plans are weddings, business conferences, birthdays, charity events, trade shows, meetings, and anniversaries.

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Event Coordinator Tasks

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,612

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Event Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Event Coordinator?

Event Coordinator in Detroit:
"Event Logistics at a Barbecue."
Pros: The flexible schedule and lack of uniform is great. I am allowed the freedom and autonomy to make choices.
Cons: Often a lack of support from the restaurant itself. Resentment from staff over what they consider a "cushy" job.

Event Coordinator in Columbus:
"Experienced based position."
Pros: I like that I can travel several times a year to each event. I am given freedom to get my work done without being watched over. I love the office environment and enjoy being around my coworkers.
Cons: As an Events Coordinator with 7 conferences a year, I don't have time to book travel and airport shuttles for staff. Because "events" is in my title, I am expected to make dinner reservations and plan staff parties.

Event Coordinator in Dade City:
"All around good very enjoyable and fulfilling."
Pros: The constant recognition of a jibe well done by your peers, managers and the people who you plan and set the event up for.
Cons: Can turn into a person who does alittle bit of everything not just event planning and setups when you have any spare time....

Event Coordinator in New York:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: The people I work with and the overall work environment, also the opportunity to travel.
Cons: Currently the only bad point is my salary, I feel it is not to par with peers in the same employment situation.

Event Coordinator in Tampa:
"I love it!"
Pros: The perks of working for a NHL hockey team are plentiful. I also enjoy the diversity of event I get to plan and work. It keeps me on my toes.
Cons: The long hours and lack of sleep during the busy season.

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.

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Key Stats for Event Coordinator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 421 votes.
058
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Event Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 421 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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