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Special Events Manager Salary (United States)

A Special Events Manager earns an average salary of $45,676 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Special Events Manager Salary (?
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$33,297 - $65,531
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,676
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Special Events Manager Salary (?
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$11.71 - $29.59
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,297 - $65,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $14,795  
Commission
$1,014 - $24,658  
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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$32,493 - $67,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 882
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $29.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $2.56  
Overtime
$14.03 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,250  
   
Commission
$1,014 - $24,658  
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $14,795  
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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$32,493 - $67,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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
  • Provide marketing materials, images, and follow-up information to participants and internal departments.
  • Manage and support committees or planning staff.
  • Develop and execute strategies for successful special events within budget.
  • Generate traffic and interest in the organization through timing and execution of events.

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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

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San Francisco
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Miami
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Washington
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National Average
$46,000
Seattle
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Special Events Manager Salaries

Event Management
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$46,000
Event Planning
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Fundraising
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%