Event Planner Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $13.77 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, close to one-half have medical insurance and one-third receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Event Planner Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,037 - $46,585
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,120
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$10.01 - $20.17
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,037 - $46,585  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $3,041  
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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$23,598 - $45,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.88  
Overtime
$14.79 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $3,041  
   
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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$23,598 - $45,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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.

Common Career Paths for Event Planner Assistant


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Though it's uncommon, some Event Planner Assistants move into roles as Event Managers, where pay is an average $48K per year. It is quite typical for Event Planner Assistants to transition into roles as Event Coordinators or Event Planners, where reported median earnings are $6K and $13K higher per year.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
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Organizing
up arrow 15%

Administration
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Event Management
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National Average
$31,000

Event Planning
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

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