Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Event Planner Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Event Planner Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half.

$25,088 - $45,499
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,624
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90%

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$9.73 - $18.86
(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
$25,088 - $45,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,078  
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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$21,071 - $44,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $18.86  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,078  
   
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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$21,071 - $44,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.

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 $47K per year. Typical career progression for an Event Planner Assistant involves becoming an Event Coordinator or an Event Planner, roles that pay $4K more and $12K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Event Planner Assistant


Event Planner Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Organizing, Event Planning, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Scheduling, Customer Service, and Event Management. It is often found that people who know Event Planning are also skilled in Oral / Verbal Communication.

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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%

Organizing
up arrow 6%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Event Management
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 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: 58% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 42%
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