Entry-Level Event Planner Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Event Planners lies in the neighborhood of $41K per year. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Event Planners range from $28K on the low end to $61K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $8K and profit sharing that approaches $10K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $23K. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Event Planners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,723 - $60,072
$30K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,857
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$10.41 - $25.56
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MEDIAN: $15.89
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$0$60K
Salary $29,723 - $60,072
Bonus $100.00 - $7,525
Profit Sharing $101.37 - $4,932
Commission $509 - $20,000
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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$27,055 - $60,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 445
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.41 - $25.56
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $15.17 - $37.64
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $100.00 - $7,525
Commission $509 - $20,000
Profit Sharing $101.37 - $4,932
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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$27,055 - $60,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 214

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,378

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 Advice

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

Event Planner in Boise:
Learn from others. Pay attention.

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
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Event Planner Salaries

Budget Management
▲9%



Marketing Communications
▲3%


Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Sales
▼3%

▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Social Media Marketing
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 29%
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