The average pay for a Special Events Coordinator is $40,425 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$30,534 - $55,888
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$31K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,424
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$11.60 - $22.00
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$12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,534 - $55,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
Profit Sharing
$2,675  
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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$28,647 - $55,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 434
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $22.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$16.56 - $37.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,675  
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).
)
$28,647 - $55,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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

National Average: $39,448

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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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Experience Affects Special Events Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Special Events Coordinator Salaries


Social Media Marketing
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Fundraising
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Budget Management
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Organizational Development
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Event Planning
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Event Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Microsoft Excel
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Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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