Senior Event Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Event Manager is $61,388 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Marketing and Budget Management.
Senior Event Manager Total Pay (?
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$40,384 - $98,410
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$40,384 - $98,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,243  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $10,476  
Total Pay (?
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$41,650 - $101,789  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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Job Description for Senior Event Manager
A senior event manager is in charge of overseeing all events for their organization. They prepare event documentation, as well as coordinate with customers to ensure they are fully satisfied with functions held at the manager's facilities. The senior event manager must communicate with the customer before and after the event; they often serve as the customer's primary point of contact.
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Senior Event Manager Tasks
  • Explain and sell services and goods, building strong relationships with clients.
  • Report on all potential and actual events, including budgets and staffing.
  • Assist with social media and marketing strategies.
  • Plan and manage a large schedule of complex events, ensuring facilities are ready and expectations set.
  • Assemble paperwork, gifts, registration, name badges, and other items for events.

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Pay Difference By Location
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New York
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$63,000
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Experience Affects Senior Event Manager Salaries

National Average
$63,000
Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Event Manager Salaries

Strategic Marketing
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Event Planning
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Project Management
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$63,000
Fundraising
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Budgeting
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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