Event Planner Salary

The average pay for an Event Planner is $45,039 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation, Budget Management, and Project Management. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$30,562 - $69,474
$31K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,407
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50%
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$11.58 - $35.92
$12
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $17.39
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$0$73K
Salary $30,562 - $69,474
Bonus $203 - $9,768
Profit Sharing $194 - $15,456
Commission $825 - $21,500
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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$29,217 - $73,387
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,360
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.58 - $35.92
Hourly Tips $0.46 - $29.80
Overtime $14.42 - $38.87
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $203 - $9,768
Commission $825 - $21,500
Profit Sharing $194 - $15,456
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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$29,217 - $73,387
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 594

Job Description for Event Planner

An event planner organizes and facilitates special events, large gatherings, and functions that are often of a celebratory nature. The events planner may be employed by a large corporation that frequently holds such functions for employees or clients. It is often common that businesses in the hospitality industry also have their own event planner on staff to help individuals and businesses execute these special gatherings.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Event Planner


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Event Planner Job Listings

Popular Skills for Event Planner

Pay by Experience Level for Event Planner

Pay by Experience for an Event Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Event Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 680 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Event Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 355 salaries. An experienced Event Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 243 salaries. An Event Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

29%

27%

20%

15%

-5%

-6%

-6%

-7%

-14%

National Average: $44,463

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

Event Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Event Planner?

Event Planner in Birmingham:
"Event Planning, Management, Sales, logistics."
Pros: Make own schedule, causal dress.
Cons: Low pay, no benefits, no room for advancement, tax fraud being committed, long hours, bad company morale, no incentives, no flexibility, high stress level, terrible management.

Event Planner in San Antonio:
Pros: Interaction with people.
Cons: Stress.

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Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Event Planner Salaries

▲23%

▲18%

▲13%

National Average
$44,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries





Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%


▼0%


National Average
$44,000

Event Planning
▼1%

▼5%

Customer Service
▼18%

Social Media Marketing
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%