Event Planner Assistant Salary

Pay for Event Planner Assistants in the United States is very modest at just $35K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While about two in five report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. Most Event Planner Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Event Planner Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent.

$25,113 - $45,076
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,540
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50%
90%

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$9.73 - $18.93
(Median)
$9
$14
$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 - $45,076  
   
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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$21,120 - $43,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $18.93  
   
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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$21,120 - $43,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Though it's uncommon, some Event Planner Assistants move into roles as Event Managers, where pay is an average $47K per year. It is quite typical for Event Planner Assistants to transition into roles as Event Coordinators or Event Planners, where reported median earnings are $4K and $12K higher per year.

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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 Scheduling, Customer Service, and Event Management. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Event Planning.

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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%


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 7%

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
16%
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: 41%
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