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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 duration. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than half. The vast majority of Event Planner Assistants (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$25,063 - $45,120
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,569
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90%

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$9.72 - $18.65
(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
$25,063 - $45,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,066  
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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$20,997 - $43,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $18.65  
   
Overtime
$14.41 - $29.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,066  
   
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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$20,997 - $43,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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 Event Planner Assistants do not often become Event Managers, the job pays $47K per year on average. The most common next step for an Event Planner Assistant is to become an Event Coordinator or an Event Planner. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $12K more per year.

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Event Planner Assistants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Event Planning, Organizing, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Many workers who know Event Planning also know Oral / Verbal Communication.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
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Organizing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Event Management
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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
17%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 41%
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