Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Event Planner Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Event Planner Assistants (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,038 - $45,191

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$9.69 - $18.59

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,038 - $45,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$21,112 - $43,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $18.59  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$21,112 - $43,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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.

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Popular Skills for Event Planner Assistant


Event Planner Assistants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Organizing, Event Planning, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relations, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Event Planning.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 12%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Event Management
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Customer Relations
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 42%
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