Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.04 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although over one-half lack health benefits of any kind, just under a half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one-third get dental coverage, too. Most Event Planner Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Event Planner Assistants are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,213 - $47,820
$26K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,621
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50%
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$9.88 - $20.45
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,213 - $47,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$22,960 - $45,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $20.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.47  
Overtime
$14.25 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$22,960 - $45,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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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While not commonly seen, Event Planner Assistants who transition into an Event Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Event Managers is $49K per year. Typical career progression for an Event Planner Assistant involves becoming an Event Coordinator or an Event Planner, roles that pay $6K more and $13K more on average.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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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

Organizing
▲15%

Office Administration
▲14%

Administration
▲14%

Event Management
▲1%

Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼3%

Customer Service
▼5%

Scheduling
▼11%

Social Media Marketing
▼11%

Customer Relations
▼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
17%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 54%