$41,152
Avg. Salary
$16.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,960

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$5,139

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Event Planner is $16.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Event Planner is $41,152 per year.

$10.40
10%
$16.00
50%
$26.15
90%
MEDIAN $16.00
$30k
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$41k
50%
$61k
90%
MEDIAN $41,152
$29,967 - $60,805
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$61K
MEDIAN: $41,152
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$0$62K
Salary $29,967 - $60,805
Bonus $150 - $7,593
Profit Sharing $679 - $13,395
Commission $773 - $18,180
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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$27,732 - $62,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 800
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $10.40 - $26.15
Hourly Tips $0.49 - $40.27
Overtime $14.60 - $36.66
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $150 - $7,593
Commission $773 - $18,180
Profit Sharing $679 - $13,395
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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$27,732 - $62,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 390

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.

Event Planner Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,629

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

For Entry-Level Event Planners, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Event Planners will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Entry-Level Event Planners in Atlanta earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in St. Louis and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (26 percent less and 17 percent less, respectively).

Event Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?

Event Planner in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
"I like working here."
Pros: being close to family
Cons: you do not get paid as much as other states

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 Boise:
Learn from others. Pay attention.

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

Event Planner in New York:
"Value Your Personal Life."
Clients will ask for all of your time if you allow it and especially in a small company with few others to help you complete your tasks, you will have work 24-7 if you don't learn how to manage expectations. I wish I had learned this from the start so that my quality of life outside of work could have been better.

Key Stats for Event Planner

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
19%

Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries


Budget Management
▲8%


Marketing Communications
▲2%


National Average
$41,000

Event Planning
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Sales
▼4%

▼5%

Social Media Marketing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 30%