Average Event Manager Salary

$53,364
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,136
Bonus
$9,500
Commission
$2,948
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Event Manager is $53,364.
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$38k
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$53k
90%
$77k
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$38k - $77k
Bonus
$515 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Commission
$2k - $24k
Total Pay
$35k - $79k
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What Do Event Managers Do?

Event Manager Tasks
  • Establishes and oversees the logistical and administrative support needs of events; may include site surveying, cash flow management, scheduling, and crowd management.
  • Supervise production of printed materials and mailings.
  • Assess event goals, run meetings in preparation of event, and manage profitability of client.
  • Liaise between client and service providers, as well as contract negotiation.

Job Satisfaction for Event Manager

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Event Manager are from the companies Marriott International, Inc., SMG Management and Hyatt Hotels. Reported salaries are highest at Hilton Worldwide where the average pay is $59,781. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The George P. Johnson Company and Hyatt Regency, earning around $58,983 and $54,496, respectively. SMG Management pays the lowest at around $40,000. Comcast Spectacor and Marriott International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,250 and $50,434, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Event Managers?

Skills in Event Management, Budget Management, Logistics and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Event Managers?

An entry-level Event Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,901 based on 67 salaries. An early career Event Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,113 based on 1,484 salaries. A mid-career Event Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,287 based on 1,291 salaries. An experienced Event Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,175 based on 758 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,718.
Employees with Event Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.7% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (11.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,808 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
39.0%
Mid Career
33.9%
Experienced
19.9%
Late Career
5.5%