An Event Planner earns an average salary of C$43,409 per year. A skill in Organizing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$31,072 - C$62,280
C$31K
C$44K
C$62K
MEDIAN: C$44,243
10%
50%
90%
C$13.91 - C$37.76
C$14
C$19
C$38
MEDIAN: C$19.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$66K
Salary C$31,072 - C$62,280
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,658
Profit Sharing C$2,500
Commission C$3,250
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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C$30,638 - C$66,124
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 177
Hourly Data C$0C$38
Hourly Rate C$13.91 - C$37.76
Hourly Tips C$9.52
Overtime C$1.25 - C$38.43
Annual Data C$0C$66K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,658
Commission C$3,250
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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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C$30,638 - C$66,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

Job Description for Event Planner

An event planner organizes and facilitates special events, large gatherings, and functions that are often of a celebratory nature. The events planner may be employed by a large corporation that frequently holds such functions for employees or clients. It is often common that businesses in the hospitality industry also have their own event planner on staff to help individuals and businesses execute these special gatherings.

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Event Planner Tasks

  • Determine logistics, including food and beverage needs and establish date(s) and alternate dates for event.
  • Identify and secure venues for events in addition to acquiring permits.
  • Coordinate transportation and parking, location support, arrangement of decor and furniture, and emergency support.

Event Planner Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

Pay by Experience for an Event Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Event Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Event Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Event Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$53,000 based on 23 salaries. An Event Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$43,491

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Event Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Event Planner?

Event Planner in Calgary:
"Corporate Culture"
Pros: Planning events and dealing with people.
Cons: Complaints from individuals who don't appreciate what you do.

Event Planner in Kitchener:
"Being an Event Planning Services Professional is EXCITING!"
Pros: I love a fast paced, high energy environment! It is never boring as each day brings new challenges and rewards. I love the aspect of organizing people, information and ideas. As a creative extrovert, who loves communicating with others, I feel that I am definitely in my element, doing the work that I love, which is creating memorable events that enrich the lives of others.
Cons:

Event Planner in Calgary:
"Corporate Culture"
Pros: Flexibility, can create my own timelines, work independently
Cons:

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Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲23%

▲16%

National Average
C$43,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries

Organizing
▲31%



National Average
C$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 36%