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Senior Event Manager Salary

The average Senior Event Manager in the United States earns approximately $62K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Senior Event Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The majority of Senior Event Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction.
$41,848 - $99,302
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MEDIAN: $62,336
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$14.85 - $45.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,848 - $99,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,094  
Profit Sharing
$2,017 - $8,139  
Commission
$3,966 - $7,861  
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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$43,560 - $103,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $45.86  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,094  
   
Commission
$3,966 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$2,017 - $8,139  
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).
)
$43,560 - $103,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager


Senior Event Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Marketing, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 19 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Budgeting and Fundraising, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Event Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Senior Event Managers bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Event Managers, 51 percent above the national average. Senior Event Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Senior Event Manager Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Senior Event Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 34%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 19%


Event Management
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
up arrow 6%

Budgeting
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%