Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States take home approximately $14.47 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Some workers in this field — about one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly a third. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Event Planner Assistants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Event Planner Assistants who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$26,184 - $51,228
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MEDIAN: $33,836
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$9.97 - $20.08
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$0$51K
Salary $26,184 - $51,228
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$23,034 - $45,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $9.97 - $20.08
Hourly Tips $1.60
Overtime $16.99 - $42.02
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$23,034 - $45,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

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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 $49K annually. When Event Planner Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Event Coordinators or Event Planners. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $13K, respectively.

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Q: What is it like working as an Event Planner Assistant?

Event Planner Assistant in Atlanta:
Pros: Randomness and a variety of clients and events. Flexible.
Cons: Not contributing as much as I would like. I want more money.

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Key Stats for Event Planner Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲14%

Organizing
▲14%

Administration
▲13%

Event Management
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Event Planning
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼3%

Customer Service
▼5%

Scheduling
▼11%

Social Media Marketing
▼11%

Customer Relations
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 51%
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