Event Planner Salary

The average pay for an Event Planner is $43,989 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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$30,235 - $67,592
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,988
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$11.02 - $40.00
(Median)
$11
$17
$40
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,235 - $67,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$29.80 - $13,087  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,832  
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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$28,582 - $72,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,007
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $40.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.45 - $10.81  
Overtime
$9.93 - $39.08  
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 - $6,104  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$29.80 - $13,087  
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).
)
$28,582 - $72,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 402

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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

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

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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries




Event Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Organizing
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 31%