Special Events Director with Fundraising Skills Salary

With about three-fifths of Special Events Directors with Fundraising skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Special Events Directors with Fundraising skills is $57K per year and can range from $37K on the lower end to $89K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,115 - $89,942
$36K
$57K
$90K
MEDIAN: $57,194
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$36,115 - $89,942  
   
Bonus
$0.21 - $11,745  
Commission
$8,000  
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$37,364 - $88,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Director

Pay by Experience for a Special Events Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Events Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Events Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Special Events Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 32 salaries. A Special Events Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Special Events Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Special Events Director Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 7%