Entry-Level Event Manager Salary

Entry-Level Event Managers take home an average $46K annually. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Event Managers can occasionally include $8K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $31K to almost $66K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Event Managers making up 78 percent. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,769 - $65,178
$32K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,688
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $24.49
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.34
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$0$66K
Salary $31,769 - $65,178
Bonus $195.74 - $8,197
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,500
Commission $2,027 - $20,134
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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$30,740 - $66,370
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 853
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $24.49
Hourly Tips $0.51 - $5.59
Overtime $14.62 - $38.38
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $195.74 - $8,197
Commission $2,027 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,500
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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$30,740 - $66,370
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189

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Popular Employer Salaries for Event Manager


Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,887

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

Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Entry-Level Event Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Event Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Raleigh (14 percent less) and Houston (11 percent less).

Event Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Event Manager in Fort Worth:
"Travel."
Make sure to prioritize and balance your Family and work.

Event Manager in Washington:
"Be prepared to manage stress and thrive in that environment."
Long hours, difficult clients and tight deadlines consume your life daily. I found those who succeed in this industry embrace the adrenaline and have positive attitudes in spite of difficult elements.

Event Manager in Chambersburg:
"You gotta really like working with people."
Be Flexible, Personable, Independent, Dependable and Competent. This is not a 9-5 job. Budget your time wisely. The job can be demanding and draining, but also fun.

Key Stats for Event Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
25%

Skills That Affect Event Manager Salaries




▲4%

National Average
$46,000


Event Planning
▼3%


▼5%

Customer Relations
▼5%



People Management
▼7%



Sales
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%