Special Events Directors with Fundraising skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $86K per year, median earnings come to $58K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Special Events Directors with Fundraising skills. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,928 - $87,041
$36K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,510
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$35,928 - $87,041  
   
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$-0.50 - $11,836  
Commission
$8,000  
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$36,276 - $86,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Special Events Directors with Fundraising skills make a median salary of $66K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $61K.

Key Stats for Special Events Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Special Events Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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