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Special Events Manager Salary

The average pay for a Special Events Manager is $45,824 per year. 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 career.
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$33,798 - $65,597
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,824
10%
50%
90%

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$11.63 - $30.03
(Median)
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,798 - $65,597  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,525  
Profit Sharing
$2,850 - $11,000  
Commission
$986 - $25,342  
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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$32,989 - $67,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 790
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $30.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67 - $2.95  
Overtime
$16.34 - $37.29  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,525  
   
Commission
$986 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$2,850 - $11,000  
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).
)
$32,989 - $67,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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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Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Special Events Manager Salaries


Sales
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Event Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$47,000

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%


Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%