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Event Coordinator Salary (United States)

An Event Coordinator earns an average salary of $37,162 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Event Coordinator Salary (?
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$27,999 - $51,147
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MEDIAN: $37,162
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Event Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.01 - $20.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,999 - $51,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
Profit Sharing
$194.58 - $5,034  
Commission
$675 - $11,250  
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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$24,746 - $51,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,507
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $20.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $5.75  
Overtime
$14.73 - $32.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
   
Commission
$675 - $11,250  
Profit Sharing
$194.58 - $5,034  
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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$24,746 - $51,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,332
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Event Coordinator

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Pay Difference By Location

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Event Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Event Coordinator?
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

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$36,000

Skills That Affect Event Coordinator Salaries

Event Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Office
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Marketing Communications
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Microsoft Excel
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 828 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 28%