An average Entry-Level Event Planner can expect to take home roughly $41K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Event Planners, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $61K. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Entry-Level Event Planners are female. Although the larger part have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Event Planners. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,555 - $59,917
$30K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,690
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$10.24 - $25.68
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,555 - $59,917  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $7,341  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $25,342  
Commission
$509 - $20,273  
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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$27,007 - $61,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $25.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44 - $6.45  
Overtime
$13.81 - $34.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $7,341  
   
Commission
$509 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $25,342  
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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$27,007 - $61,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,106

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Event Planners, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Event Planners will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), Washington (+22 percent), New York (+19 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with St. Louis Entry-Level Event Planners earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (16 percent less) and Atlanta (14 percent less).

Event Planner Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Event Planner in New York:
"Value Your Personal Life."
Clients will ask for all of your time if you allow it and especially in a small company with few others to help you complete your tasks, you will have work 24-7 if you don't learn how to manage expectations. I wish I had learned this from the start so that my quality of life outside of work could have been better.

Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Event Management
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$40,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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