The average salary for a Director of Events is $68,097.
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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. 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…Read more
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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Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Events
The top respondents for the job title Director of Events are from the companies Marriott International, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. and Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). Reported salaries are highest at Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. where the average pay is $87,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Marriott International, Inc., earning around $81,248. Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) pays the lowest at around $44,578. FranklinCovey Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,244.
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Popular Skills for Director of Events
Skills in Budget Management, Project Management and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning and Event Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Events
An entry-level Director of Events with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,941 based on 13 salaries. An early career Director of Events with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,273 based on 296 salaries. A mid-career Director of Events with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,598 based on 439 salaries. An experienced Director of Events with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,876 based on 678 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,781.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Director of Events in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 41.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (29.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (20.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (11.9% less).
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