Event Planner Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Event Planner is $43,918 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Contract Negotiation, Project Management, and Budget Management.
Event Planner Salary (?
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$30,223 - $66,566
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,917
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Event Planner Salary (?
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$10.66 - $39.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,223 - $66,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$29.59 - $9,123  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,511  
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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$28,363 - $71,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,014
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $39.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $11.04  
Overtime
$10.10 - $40.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$29.59 - $9,123  
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).
)
$28,363 - $71,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Job Description for Event Planner

An event planner organizes and facilitates special events, large gatherings, and functions that are often of a celebratory nature. The events planner may be employed by a large corporation that frequently holds such functions for employees or clients. It is often common that businesses in the hospitality industry also have their own event planner on staff to help individuals and businesses execute these special gatherings.
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Event Planner Tasks
  • Coordinate transportation and parking, location support, arrangement of decor and furniture, and emergency support.
  • Identify and secure venues for events in addition to acquiring permits.
  • Determine logistics, including food and beverage needs and establish date(s) and alternate dates for event.

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Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries

Event Planning
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National Average
$43,000
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Sales
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 32%