Senior Event Manager Salary

Median pay for Senior Event Managers in the United States is around $64K annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Event Managers range from $46K on the low end to $101K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female Senior Event Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents.

$45,383 - $98,024
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,119
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$15.21 - $45.03
(Median)
$15
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,383 - $98,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,553  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,500  
Commission
$1,030 - $19,392  
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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$46,464 - $101,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $45.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.66  
Overtime
$28.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,553  
   
Commission
$1,030 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,500  
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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$46,464 - $101,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Event Manager


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For Senior Event Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Event Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Events.

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Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager


Survey results imply that Senior Event Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with People Management and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Budgeting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Marketing Communications and Fundraising also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Event Management indicates knowledge of Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Event Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $57K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Event Managers make a median salary of $74K. Senior Event Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,671

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

With a pay rate for Senior Event Managers that is 52 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 Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Senior Event Managers in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (21 percent lower) and Boston (10 percent lower).

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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 31%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Event Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 9%

Fundraising
up arrow 9%

Budgeting
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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