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Special Events Coordinator Salary

The average salary for a Special Events Coordinator is $38,791 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$27,598 - $51,335
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,790
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90%

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$10.37 - $22.09
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,598 - $51,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,843  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $4,250  
Commission
$1,200 - $25,000  
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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$25,798 - $52,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 706
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $22.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.60  
Overtime
$13.25 - $34.17  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,843  
   
Commission
$1,200 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $4,250  
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).
)
$25,798 - $52,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343

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Job Description for Special Events Coordinator

A special events coordinator's job revolves around planning, organizing, and promoting events for their company or employer. These events may serve a diverse range of functions, such as a fundraiser, volunteer appreciation event, or company dinner. They often plan or organize in an office setting, although they may required to perform physical tasks such as posting flyers around the city or visiting prospective event locations. Coordinators may also use social media to help promote the event.

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Special Events Coordinator Tasks

  • Supervise the set-up, running, and break down of the event, identifying and resolving problems.
  • Meet with clients to plan event and establish budget.
  • Select event vendors and staff, direct and supervise their work.
  • Plan and manage the logistics of an event, including venue, guests, programs, catering, and marketing.
  • Track event expenses and review accuracy of invoices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Coordinator

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

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Special Events Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Special Events Coordinator Salaries




Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%

Event Management
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$38,000

Sales
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%