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Event Planner Salary

The average pay for an Event Planner is $43,669 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 and Project Management.
$30,218 - $66,767
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MEDIAN: $43,668
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$10.87 - $41.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,218 - $66,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$29.59 - $9,123  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,240  
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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$28,296 - $72,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $41.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44 - $11.04  
Overtime
$10.77 - $39.67  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,240  
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).
)
$28,296 - $72,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 408
United States (change)

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

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

Pay Difference by Location

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries




Event Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

up arrow 5%


Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 290 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

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%