Entry-Level Event Manager Salary

Entry-Level Event Managers take home an average $45K per year. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Event Managers run from $31K to $64K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K, profit sharing that reaches $5K, and some commissions of nearly $18K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Event Managers (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,169 - $62,371
$31K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,618
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$11.29 - $24.32
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,169 - $62,371  
   
Bonus
$50.87 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
Commission
$1,019 - $18,121  
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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$30,523 - $63,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.29 - $24.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.03 - $15.00  
Overtime
$12.83 - $34.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$50.87 - $8,139  
   
Commission
$1,019 - $18,121  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$30,523 - $63,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,278

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Event Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Event Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). In Raleigh, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Orlando and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, 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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries



▲7%



Event Planning
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Marketing Management
▼2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼3%

▼3%

People Management
▼3%



Microsoft Office
▼7%

Sales
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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