Event Manager Salary

An Event Manager earns an average salary of $49,609 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$34,266 - $72,328
$34K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,609
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$11.97 - $30.47
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MEDIAN: $16.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,266 - $72,328  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $9,602  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,045  
Commission
$1,521 - $17,754  
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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$32,523 - $74,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $30.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43 - $5.15  
Overtime
$16.39 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$201.34 - $9,602  
   
Commission
$1,521 - $17,754  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,045  
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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$32,523 - $74,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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Job Description for Event Manager

Event managers create, schedule, and bring to life events like conferences and parties. They usually work with clients in order to determine their preferences and plan the event based on their needs, such as deciding on a venue and what sort of atmosphere is desired. It's usually necessary to work with third-party vendors such as caterers, DJs, and venue owners, and event managers must also adhere to their clients' budgets.

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Event Manager Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Event Manager

Pay by Experience for an Event Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Event Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 1,030 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Event Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 810 salaries. An experienced Event Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 478 salaries. An Event Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $49,649

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Event Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Event Manager?

Event Manager in Sparta:
"Event sales and management coordination and fulfillment."
Pros: I enjoy the wedding industry and the nature of the ever changing business. Working with couples in this happy stage of their lives and helping to fulfill their dreams makes me satisfied. Organization and coordination are my key assets.
Cons: The demands of the job and the hours it sometimes entails can be a drawback. The long commute makes it harder than it has to be.

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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Key Stats for Event Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Event Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$50,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 22%