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Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $35K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Event Planner Assistants are female. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans.

$25,113 - $45,581
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,671
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90%

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$9.72 - $18.67
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,113 - $45,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$21,005 - $44,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $18.67  
   
Overtime
$14.41 - $29.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
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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$21,005 - $44,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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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Event Planner Assistants do not often transition into Event Manager roles. The role averages $47K 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 $4K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Organizing, Event Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those with knowledge of Event Planning tend to be skilled in Oral / Verbal Communication as well.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Organizing
up arrow 6%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Event Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 41%
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