Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States take home an average $13.73 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Event Planner Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a half. The vast majority (89 percent) of Event Planner Assistants who took the survey are female.

$25,747 - $44,960
(Median)
$26K
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$45K
MEDIAN: $34,814
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$9.73 - $19.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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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.

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 $48K per year. Career advancement for the typical Event Planner Assistant often leads to becoming an Event Coordinator or an Event Planner; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Survey results show that Event Planner Assistants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Administration, Organizing, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relations, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Aptitude in Administration tends to also indicate an understanding of Event Planning.

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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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