Event Planner with Budget Management Skills Salary

Pay for Event Planners with Budget Management skills sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,831 - $74,381
$36K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,500
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50%
90%

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$12.21 - $50.27
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$50
MEDIAN: $19.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,831 - $74,381  
   
Bonus
$501 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$1,159  
Commission
$5,950  
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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$30,943 - $78,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $50.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.45  
Overtime
$16.70 - $48.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$501 - $10,256  
   
Commission
$5,950  
Profit Sharing
$1,159  
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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$30,943 - $78,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

Pay by Experience for an Event Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Event Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 134 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Event Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Event Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 67 salaries. An Event Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,818

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Event Planners with Budget Management skills, 59 percent above the national average. Event Planners with Budget Management skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+44 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Event Planners with Budget Management skills in Seattle make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (11 percent lower) and Washington (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲17%

▲13%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%