The East Coast is the promised land for Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills; the three top-paying cities in America are New York, Boston, and Washington. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,810 - $77,538
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,548
10%
50%
90%

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$12.80 - $46.95
(Median)
$13
$21
$47
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,810 - $77,538  
   
Bonus
$515 - $10,279  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
Commission
$2,061 - $29,087  
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).
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$33,396 - $82,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $46.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.92  
Overtime
$19.34 - $70.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $10,279  
   
Commission
$2,061 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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).
)
$33,396 - $82,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $56K.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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