Special Events Coordinator Salary

The average pay for a Special Events Coordinator is $39,370 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Complex Event Processing/Event Correlation is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,021 - $52,797
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$29K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,369
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$11.09 - $22.01
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,021 - $52,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,842  
Profit Sharing
$1,801  
Commission
$1,226 - $29,361  
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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$26,987 - $53,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 730
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $22.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.76  
Overtime
$14.77 - $35.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,842  
   
Commission
$1,226 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$1,801  
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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$26,987 - $53,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 304
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,516

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Experience Affects Special Events Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Special Events Coordinator Salaries

Complex Event Processing/Event Correlation
up arrow 28%



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Fundraising
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
0%

Event Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Organizational Development
0%

Sales Management
0%

National Average
$39,000

Marketing Communications
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Organizing
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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