Experienced Event Planner Salary

Average Experienced Event Planners make around $54K annually. Cash earnings for Experienced Event Planners — including $10K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $88K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Experienced Event Planners (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Experienced Event Planners is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,619 - $81,718
$36K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,245
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50%
90%

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$12.51 - $50.68
$13
$21
$51
MEDIAN: $20.80
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,619 - $81,718  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $10,271  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,203  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$33,841 - $88,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $50.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$30.00  
Overtime
$-0.50 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.93 - $10,271  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,203  
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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$33,841 - $88,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,794

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Event Planners, Austin offers exceptional salaries, 60 percent above the national average. Experienced Event Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+57 percent), Boston (+38 percent), Washington (+34 percent), and Los Angeles (+34 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
10-19 years
85%
20 years or more
15%
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Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲17%

Microsoft Office
▲12%

Budget Management
▲11%

Organizing
▲11%

Project Management
▲9%

Event Management
▲4%

Event Planning
▲3%

Marketing Communications
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Sales
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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