Special Events Manager Salary (United States)

A Special Events Manager earns an average salary of $45,693 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management and Budget Management. 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 Total Pay (?
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$33,393 - $65,923
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,693
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Special Events Manager Total Pay (?
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$11.60 - $27.11
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,393 - $65,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,783  
Profit Sharing
$1,226 - $14,681  
Commission
$1,762 - $20,426  
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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$32,462 - $67,575  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $27.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.41 - $2.92  
Overtime
$15.59 - $36.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,783  
   
Commission
$1,762 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$1,226 - $14,681  
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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$32,462 - $67,575  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
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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 Difference By Location
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$46,000
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Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Special Events Manager Salaries

People Management
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Event Management
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Marketing Communications
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Sales
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Event Planning
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National Average
$46,000
Fundraising
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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