Entry-Level Event Planner Salary

Entry-Level Event Planners can expect to earn an average of $41K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Event Planners stretch from $28K on the lower end to $61K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a little more than half have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,698 - $60,707
$30K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,170
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$10.78 - $25.71
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$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.13
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$0$61K
Salary $29,698 - $60,707
Bonus $100.00 - $7,814
Profit Sharing $102.13 - $9,787
Commission $502 - $22,685
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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$27,666 - $61,476
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 461
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.78 - $25.71
Hourly Tips $0.38 - $6.53
Overtime $14.85 - $37.87
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $100.00 - $7,814
Commission $502 - $22,685
Profit Sharing $102.13 - $9,787
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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$27,666 - $61,476
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,468

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

Entry-Level Event Planners will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. Entry-Level Event Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Entry-Level Event Planners in Atlanta take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Employers in St. Louis and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (25 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

Event Planner Advice

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

Event Planner in Boise:
Learn from others. Pay attention.

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
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries


Budget Management
▲8%


Marketing Communications
▲2%


National Average
$40,000

Event Planning
▼1%

Sales
▼3%

▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Social Media Marketing
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 28%
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