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Special Events Coordinator Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Special Events Coordinator is $38,624 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Special Events Coordinator Salary (?
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$27,088 - $51,105
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MEDIAN: $38,624
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Special Events Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.19 - $22.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,088 - $51,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,720  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $4,250  
Commission
$1,216 - $24,658  
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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$25,412 - $52,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 730
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $22.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $12.76  
Overtime
$12.75 - $33.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,720  
   
Commission
$1,216 - $24,658  
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).
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$25,412 - $52,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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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Boston
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Milwaukee
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Atlanta
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Miami
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Chicago
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National Average
$37,000
Houston
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Philadelphia
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Denver
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Seattle
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Dallas
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San Diego
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Experience Affects Special Events Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Special Events Coordinator Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Microsoft Excel
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Event Planning
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Fundraising
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Event Management
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Microsoft Office
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Sales Management
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Sales
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National Average
$37,000
Organizational Development
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Organizing
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Media / Public Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 27%