Event Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Event Manager is $46,791 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.
Event Manager Total Pay (?
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$32,356 - $70,251
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MEDIAN: $46,791
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Event Manager Total Pay (?
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$10.36 - $29.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,356 - $70,251  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,768  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $5,896  
Commission
$204.26 - $38,006  
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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$30,738 - $72,813  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,879
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $29.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $12.23  
Overtime
$10.00 - $41.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,768  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $38,006  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $5,896  
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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$30,738 - $72,813  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,879
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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

Marketing Management
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Event Planning
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$47,000
Organizational Development
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People Management
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Operations Management
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Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 438 votes.
Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
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
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%
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