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Event Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Event Manager is $47,239 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 Salary (?
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$32,511 - $69,992
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MEDIAN: $47,238
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Event Manager Salary (?
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$10.40 - $29.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,511 - $69,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,760  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $6,040  
Commission
$206.08 - $35,748  
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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$30,731 - $72,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,855
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $29.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $6.81  
Overtime
$11.33 - $43.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,760  
   
Commission
$206.08 - $35,748  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $6,040  
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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$30,731 - $72,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Event Manager

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Pay Difference By Location

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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
$48,000

Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Event Management
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Microsoft Office
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Marketing Management
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National Average
$48,000
Event Planning
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Organizing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 473 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
34%
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%