Event Planner with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

For Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills, yearly average wages total $52K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,720 - $76,417
$36K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,590
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$12.35 - $37.50
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$38
MEDIAN: $18.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,720 - $76,417  
   
Bonus
$742 - $11,074  
Profit Sharing
$1,027  
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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$31,486 - $80,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $37.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.92  
Overtime
$19.43 - $48.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$742 - $11,074  
   
Commission
$2,200 - $27,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,027  
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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$31,486 - $80,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 105 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 $57,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Event Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 70 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 $57,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,537

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

For Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Event Planners with Contract Negotiation skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), Boston (+26 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 13 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

▲21%

▲10%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$52,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%
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