Median pay for Senior Event Managers in the United States is around $64K annually. In the world of Senior Event Managers, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Senior Event Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,302 - $97,001
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$64K
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MEDIAN: $64,414
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$16.27 - $49.46
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,302 - $97,001  
   
Bonus
$1,419 - $14,370  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,415  
Commission
$8,242  
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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$48,226 - $100,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.27 - $49.46  
   
Overtime
$38.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,419 - $14,370  
   
Commission
$8,242  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,415  
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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$48,226 - $100,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

  • 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.
  • Assist with social media and marketing strategies.
  • Explain and sell services and goods, building strong relationships with clients.
  • Report on all potential and actual events, including budgets and staffing.

Common Career Paths for Senior Event Manager


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Many Senior Event Managers move into a Director of Events role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Directors of Events on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Event Managers.

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Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager


Senior Event Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Marketing, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Budgeting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Marketing Management and Marketing Communications also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Event Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Manager

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


Senior Event Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $61K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $64K. Senior Event Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,206

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Senior Event Managers that is 43 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Event Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), San Jose (+19 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (10 percent less) and Miami (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Event Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
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1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Senior Event Manager Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Senior Event Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 30%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 9%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$66,000




Fundraising
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Marketing Management
up arrow 14%

Budgeting
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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