Event Manager Salary

An Event Manager earns an average salary of $48,076 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$33,067 - $70,264
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,075
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$10.85 - $29.37
(Median)
$11
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,067 - $70,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,205  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $6,219  
Commission
$858 - $17,550  
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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$31,114 - $72,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $29.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $6.76  
Overtime
$12.25 - $43.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,205  
   
Commission
$858 - $17,550  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $6,219  
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).
)
$31,114 - $72,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 389
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Job Description for Event Manager

  • Assess event goals, run meetings in preparation of event, and manage profitability of client.
  • Liaise between client and service providers, as well as contract negotiation.
  • Establishes and oversees the logistical and administrative support needs of events; may include site surveying, cash flow management, scheduling, and crowd management.
  • Supervise production of printed materials and mailings.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,111

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Event Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Event Manager?

Event Manager in Oklahoma City:
"The real truth about being an Event/Operations Manager."
Pros: No two days are ever the same, Working with vendors setting up shows. Don't have to sit behind a desk all day. Managing great people.
Cons: Only negative reinforcement, no positive reinforcement. Salary.

Event Manager in Cary:
"Never Boring."
Pros: If you love new things, being creative and working with different types of people than this is a perfect fit.
Cons: The hours and can't always take vacation or sick days when you want. Show must always go on!

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Experience Affects Event Manager Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries




Logistics
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People Management
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Event Management
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Marketing Management
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National Average
$48,000

Event Planning
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Organizational Development
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Organizing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 420 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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