Event Manager Salary

The average salary for an Event Manager is $47,326 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$32,222 - $69,388
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,325
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$10.50 - $29.10
(Median)
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$16
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,222 - $69,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,648  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,500  
Commission
$206.08 - $34,253  
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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$30,711 - $71,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,997
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $29.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $11.92  
Overtime
$11.86 - $43.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,648  
   
Commission
$206.08 - $34,253  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $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).
)
$30,711 - $71,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321

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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.

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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



Project Management
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Logistics
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Event Management
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National Average
$48,000

Event Planning
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Marketing Management
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Organizing
up arrow 4%

Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 465 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%