Special Events Coordinator Salary

For Special Events Coordinators, annual average wages total $42K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Special Events Coordinators (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Special Events Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,523 - $57,662
$32K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,515
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90%

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$11.81 - $22.73
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MEDIAN: $16.21
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$0$57K
Salary $31,523 - $57,662
Bonus $0.00 - $5,076
Profit Sharing $4,550
Commission $10,000
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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$29,365 - $56,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 415
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.81 - $22.73
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $16.68 - $39.83
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,076
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $4,550
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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$29,365 - $56,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 157

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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.

Common Career Paths for Special Events Coordinator


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Special Events Coordinators may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Fundraising Development, where median compensation is $61K annually. Special Events Managers or Event Managers are common next-step roles for Special Events Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Special Events Managers is $6K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Event Managers.

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Popular Skills for Special Events Coordinator


Special Events Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, Organizational Development, and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing, Media / Public Relations, and Sales. Most people skilled in Event Management are similarly competent in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Fundraising.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Special Events Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Events Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 379 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Events Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Special Events Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 95 salaries. A Special Events Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,275

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Special Events Coordinators, 27 percent higher than the national average. Special Events Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), New York (+20 percent), Milwaukee (+15 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (6 percent less) and San Diego (4 percent less).

Special Events Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Special Events Coordinator?

Special Events Coordinator in Katonah:
"Its a great job."
Pros: Dealing with the kids, planning the events, and the actual events. Love solving problems and selling.
Cons: Entitled parents.

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Key Stats for Special Events Coordinator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Special Events Coordinator Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

▲8%

National Average
$40,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Special Events Coordinator Salaries




▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Event Planning
▼1%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%



▼3%

Sales Management
▼4%


▼7%


Social Media Marketing
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%
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