Event Planner Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Event Planner Assistant is $13.23 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Event Planner Assistant Salary (?
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$25,378 - $45,554
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,737
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Event Planner Assistant Salary (?
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$9.76 - $19.43
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,378 - $45,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Commission
$1,179 - $5,000  
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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$21,081 - $43,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $19.43  
   
Overtime
$13.48 - $30.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Commission
$1,179 - $5,000  
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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$21,081 - $43,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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
  • Coordinate pre-event details including payments, insurance, and ticket distribution.
  • Assist other internal departments including marketing and development with event preparation.
  • Coordinate day of event logistics including signage, greeting the client, staff duties and transportation.
  • Support event planner with pre-event operational planning, client management, and clerical support.
  • Help set up and clean up of events.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago
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$32,000
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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
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Event Management
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National Average
$32,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 40%