Special Events Manager Salary

The average pay for a Special Events Manager is $48,575 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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$35,427 - $73,601
$35K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,575
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$12.18 - $29.39
$12
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,427 - $73,601  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,835  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,135  
Commission
$1,454 - $19,933  
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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$34,862 - $73,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 502
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $29.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.27  
Overtime
$15.97 - $53.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,835  
   
Commission
$1,454 - $19,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,135  
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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$34,862 - $73,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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: $49,244

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Key Stats for Special Events Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$49,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Special Events Manager Salaries


Organizational Development
▼0%

National Average
$49,000



Sales
▼1%



▼5%


Customer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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