Director of Events Salary (Canada)
The average pay for a Director of Events is C$72,643 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. A skill in Event Management is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||C$41,072 - C$99,219|
|Bonus||C$507 - C$24,889|
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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).)
|C$41,223 - C$111,048|
Job Description for Director of Events
Many companies host presentations, large-scale social functions, product unveilings and launches, and press events. The person who handles setting up these functions is the organization’s director of events.Read More...
The director of events normally works with other departments to determine the needs for the function being planned. They help define the goal of the event, how many people will attend, and budget. They then find an external venue for the function (if necessary) and work with coordinators at the venue to ensure that the facility is set up to the director’s specifications. The director also determines logistics around needed audio/visual equipment; companies that do frequent presentations may have their own A/V equipment for such tasks, but the director often needs to source the equipment locally and ensure that it operates properly. Additionally, at functions where food is served, they coordinate with caterers, chefs, or kitchen managers to set up menus that meet the needs of expected attendees. The director of events usually works regular business hours, but because some functions occur during evenings, they may work some nights and weekends as well. Additionally, out-of-town events may require the director to travel as well.
A director of events must be organized and have an incredible aptitude for detail; they may have multiple events to plan over short periods of time with multiple departments. Larger companies prefer to hire persons with bachelor's degree for this position, especially if the director of events supervises staff. Additionally, companies generally seek out persons with event planning or hospitality experience for this position as well. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Director of Events Tasks
- Develop, implement, and market concepts for events to supporters.
- Inspect site and on-site management of events.
- Supervise, train, evaluate, and recognize staff, especially in events marketing and sales strategies.
- Plan, approve and monitor event budget and revenue.
- Create and sustain productive relationships and negotiate contracts with event-related clients, vendors, companies and supporters.
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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Events
Pay by Experience for a Director of Events has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Events with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Events with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Director of Events which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$82,000 based on 27 salaries. A Director of Events with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$107,000 based on 6 salaries.
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