The average pay for an Event Planner is $45,325 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, Budget Management, and Project Management.
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$30,484 - $69,761
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MEDIAN: $45,325
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$11.61 - $35.08
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MEDIAN: $17.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,484 - $69,761  
   
Bonus
$257.60 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $19,866  
Commission
$510 - $22,300  
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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$29,364 - $73,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 800
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $35.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $6.76  
Overtime
$14.62 - $43.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$257.60 - $9,899  
   
Commission
$510 - $22,300  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $19,866  
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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$29,364 - $73,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 358

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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

  • Determine logistics, including food and beverage needs and establish date(s) and alternate dates for event.
  • Identify and secure venues for events in addition to acquiring permits.
  • Coordinate transportation and parking, location support, arrangement of decor and furniture, and emergency support.

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Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,147

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Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries





Oral / Verbal Communication
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Event Planning
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National Average
$44,000

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Customer Service
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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