Director of Events Salary

A Director of Events earns an average salary of $65,342 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Operations Management, People Management, and Strategic Project Management.

$41,328 - $107,456
$41K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,406
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$10.01 - $79.73
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MEDIAN: $17.45
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$0$114K
Salary $41,328 - $107,456
Bonus $203.63 - $16,623
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,000
Commission $2,990 - $26,192
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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$40,631 - $114,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 811
Hourly Data $0$120
Hourly Rate $10.01 - $79.73
Hourly Tips $4.33
Overtime $11.50 - $120.00
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $203.63 - $16,623
Commission $2,990 - $26,192
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,000
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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$40,631 - $114,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Director of Events


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Popular Skills for Director of Events

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 $49,000 based on 221 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 $66,000 based on 302 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 $77,000 based on 387 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 $76,000 based on 137 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,274

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

Director of Events Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Events?

Director of Events in Salt Lake City:
"Stress Level vs. Compensation."
Pros: Flexible, different areas,
Cons: No possibility to move up, stressful.

Director of Events in Jeffersonville:
"Family environment."
Pros: My bosses truly care about their employees.
Cons: It can get very stressful, they expect a lot from us and put a lot more on our plates than we were initially hired for.

Director of Events in Rockford:
Pros: Corporate Climate, flexibility, staff.
Cons: Stress.

Director of Events in Denver:
"Great Variety, Great Work."
Pros: No event is ever the same. Some become routine in terms of execution, but the people, the content, always different. Sometimes I coordinate a meeting for 10 people, other times I throw a block party for 1000+ people. It's fun and exciting, but hard and oftentimes exhausting.
Cons: Very hectic and many people expect IMMEDIATE responses or execution. The volume of events can be overwhelming and ownership among my team is not always very clear. Also would like to make more money to feel more secure in my personal life.

Director of Events in Houston:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions, perk."
Pros: Flexible time and educational rembursements.
Cons: Marketing perfection.

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Key Stats for Director of Events

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Director of Events Salaries

▲16%

▲15%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Director of Events Salaries

Operations Management
▲56%

People Management
▲21%

Strategic Project Management
▲12%





National Average
$66,000

Event Management
▼1%


▼11%

▼12%


Logistics
▼16%

Customer Service
▼25%

Social Media Marketing
▼55%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%