A Special Events Manager earns an average salary of $45,631 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 Total Pay (?
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$32,426 - $66,262
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MEDIAN: $45,631
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Special Events Manager Total Pay (?
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$11.46 - $25.85
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,426 - $66,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,188  
Profit Sharing
$0.70 - $10,819  
Commission
$1,021 - $25,403  
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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$31,971 - $67,851  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $25.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.41 - $2.92  
Overtime
$13.40 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,188  
   
Commission
$1,021 - $25,403  
Profit Sharing
$0.70 - $10,819  
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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$31,971 - $67,851  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,196
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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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$46,000
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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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Event Planning
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Fundraising
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National Average
$46,000
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Gender
Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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