Event Planner Assistants in the United States take home approximately $13.82 per hour on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Event Planner Assistants (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. While a little more than half report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and close to a third have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$26,144 - $47,876
$26K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,674
10%
50%
90%

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$9.95 - $20.32
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.82
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,144 - $47,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$23,246 - $45,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $20.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$14.68 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$23,246 - $45,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Event Planner Assistant

An event planner assistant works alongside an event planner or special events coordinator. He or she is expected to carry out any delegated tasks to facilitate setting up and executing gatherings such as weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, corporate meetings, and presentations. The event planner typically creates an overall plan and serves as a liaison to the client; the event planner assistant typically works behind the scenes to execute the concept.

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Event Planner Assistant Tasks

  • Support event planner with pre-event operational planning, client management, and clerical support.
  • Help set up and clean up of events.
  • Coordinate day of event logistics including signage, greeting the client, staff duties and transportation.
  • Coordinate pre-event details including payments, insurance, and ticket distribution.
  • Assist other internal departments including marketing and development with event preparation.

Common Career Paths for Event Planner Assistant


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There are some Event Planner Assistants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Event Managers, where earnings are an average $48K annually. Career advancement for the typical Event Planner Assistant often leads to becoming an Event Coordinator or an Event Planner; median salaries in these positions are $6K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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Key Stats for Event Planner Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
4%
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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%


National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Organizing
up arrow 15%

Administration
up arrow 14%

Event Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Scheduling
up arrow 10%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

Customer Relations
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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