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Average Event Planner Salary

$49,205
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,081
Bonus
$6,987
Commission
$1,952
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Event Planner is $49,205.
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$32k
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$49k
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$73k
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$32k - $73k
Bonus
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$488 - $10k
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$2k - $20k
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What Do Event Planners Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Event Planner

4.1 out of 5
(217)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Event Planners?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Event Planners?

An entry-level Event Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,965 based on 76 salaries. An early career Event Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,539 based on 642 salaries. A mid-career Event Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,734 based on 346 salaries. An experienced Event Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,193 based on 244 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,407.
Employees with Event Planner in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (7.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,430 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
44.9%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
17.1%
Late Career
8.5%