The average pay for an Event Planner is $43,578 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 Total Pay (?
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$30,193 - $66,237
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MEDIAN: $43,578
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Event Planner Total Pay (?
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$10.65 - $39.26
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,193 - $66,237  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,106  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $14,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$28,414 - $71,442  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $39.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $19.57  
Overtime
$9.83 - $38.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,106  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $14,500  
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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$28,414 - $71,442  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,271
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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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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries

Marketing Communications
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National Average
$43,000
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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