An Event Manager earns an average salary of $49,179 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$34,078 - $71,854
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$34K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,178
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$11.56 - $30.94
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$12
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,078 - $71,854  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $9,561  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
Commission
$1,021 - $17,344  
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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$32,224 - $73,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,668
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $30.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $11.92  
Overtime
$17.50 - $41.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$297.99 - $9,561  
   
Commission
$1,021 - $17,344  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
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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$32,224 - $73,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,369

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Event Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Event Manager Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries




Logistics
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Marketing Management
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Event Management
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Event Planning
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$49,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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People Management
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Customer Relations
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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