Event Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Event Manager is $47,046 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management and Contract Negotiation. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Event Manager Total Pay (?
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$32,602 - $70,608
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MEDIAN: $47,045
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Event Manager Total Pay (?
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$10.44 - $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,602 - $70,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,755  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $6,500  
Commission
$979 - $37,514  
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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$30,865 - $73,210  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,978
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $29.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $12.12  
Overtime
$10.93 - $41.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,755  
   
Commission
$979 - $37,514  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $6,500  
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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$30,865 - $73,210  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,978
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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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Event Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Event Manager?
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
$47,000

Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries

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Marketing Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 457 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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