Entry-Level Event Manager Salary

Entry-Level Event Managers can expect wages of $46K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Event Managers ($31K to $65K) includes potential earnings of $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Event Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,721 - $63,467
$32K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,595
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$11.73 - $24.36
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,721 - $63,467  
   
Bonus
$49.49 - $8,088  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
Commission
$1,500 - $19,000  
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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$30,598 - $64,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 917
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $24.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.02 - $17.62  
Overtime
$12.59 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$49.49 - $8,088  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$30,598 - $64,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,064

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Surpassing the national average by 50 percent, Entry-Level Event Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Event Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Raleigh and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Event Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Event Manager in Washington:
"Be prepared to manage stress and thrive in that environment."
Long hours, difficult clients and tight deadlines consume your life daily. I found those who succeed in this industry embrace the adrenaline and have positive attitudes in spite of difficult elements.

Event Manager in Chambersburg:
"You gotta really like working with people."
Be Flexible, Personable, Independent, Dependable and Competent. This is not a 9-5 job. Budget your time wisely. The job can be demanding and draining, but also fun.

Key Stats for Event Manager

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries




▲6%


National Average
$45,000

Event Planning
▼1%


▼3%

Customer Relations
▼3%



People Management
▼5%



Sales
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%
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