The average pay for a Special Events Coordinator is $37,995 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Budget Management.
Special Events Coordinator Total Pay (?
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$26,531 - $51,057
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MEDIAN: $37,994
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Special Events Coordinator Total Pay (?
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$9.99 - $21.92
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,531 - $51,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$484.84 - $2,457  
Commission
$1,026 - $15,781  
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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$24,815 - $51,773  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $21.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16 - $5.15  
Overtime
$11.80 - $32.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$1,026 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$484.84 - $2,457  
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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$24,815 - $51,773  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,366
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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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Houston
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Boston
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Atlanta
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Miami
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Milwaukee
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Chicago
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Denver
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National Average
$36,000
Seattle
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Special Events Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Special Events Coordinator Salaries

Event Management
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Marketing Communications
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Organizing
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National Average
$36,000
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%
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