Event Planner Assistant Salary

For Event Planner Assistants, hourly average wages total $13.73 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than half. The vast majority of Event Planner Assistants (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Event Planner Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,747 - $44,960
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,814
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$9.73 - $19.54
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,747 - $44,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,583  
Commission
$1,214  
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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$21,549 - $43,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $19.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$14.45 - $31.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,583  
   
Commission
$1,214  
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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$21,549 - $43,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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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There are some Event Planner Assistants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Event Managers, where earnings are an average $48K annually. Event Planner Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Event Coordinators or Event Planners. The median paychecks in those roles are $5K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 12%

Administration
up arrow 11%

Organizing
up arrow 6%

Event Planning
0%

Event Management
0%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Customer Relations
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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