Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills pull down an average of $52K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,313 - $77,225
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$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,022
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$12.21 - $49.33
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MEDIAN: $19.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,313 - $77,225  
   
Bonus
$746 - $10,279  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
Commission
$2,200 - $27,000  
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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$33,025 - $81,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $49.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.92  
Overtime
$19.24 - $48.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$746 - $10,279  
   
Commission
$2,200 - $27,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$33,025 - $81,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $57K.

Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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