The average pay for a Special Events Manager is $47,788 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$35,159 - $72,808
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$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,788
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$12.11 - $28.87
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,159 - $72,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,171  
Commission
$1,479 - $19,866  
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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$34,804 - $72,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $28.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.27  
Overtime
$15.55 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
Commission
$1,479 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,171  
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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$34,804 - $72,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Special Events Manager

Special events managers are required for businesses that host events for customers, potential customers, and employees. They are most commonly found in companies whose business involves public performances or other public events. This includes theaters, sporting venues, and concert halls. Special events managers must be very organized and aware of what people are interested in seeing.

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Special Events Manager Tasks

  • Develop and execute strategies for successful special events within budget.
  • Generate traffic and interest in the organization through timing and execution of events.
  • Provide marketing materials, images, and follow-up information to participants and internal departments.
  • Manage and support committees or planning staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Manager

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,572

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Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Special Events Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Sales
0%

National Average
$49,000

Event Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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