Event Planner Assistant Salary

Event Planner Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $14.43 per hour on average. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Event Planner Assistants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The vast majority of Event Planner Assistants (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. While some workers in this profession — approximately half — do not have any health coverage, nearly one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance.

$22,800 - $50,749
$23K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,970
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$10.23 - $20.03
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$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.36
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$0$50K
Salary $22,800 - $50,749
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$22,591 - $47,629
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $10.23 - $20.03
Hourly Tips $1.85
Overtime $16.81 - $48.94
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$22,591 - $47,629
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for Event Planner Assistant

An event planner assistant works alongside an event planner or special events coordinator. He or she is expected to carry out any delegated tasks to facilitate setting up and executing gatherings such as weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, corporate meetings, and presentations. The event planner typically creates an overall plan and serves as a liaison to the client; the event planner assistant typically works behind the scenes to execute the concept.

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Event Planner Assistant Tasks

  • Support event planner with pre-event operational planning, client management, and clerical support.
  • Help set up and clean up of events.
  • Coordinate day of event logistics including signage, greeting the client, staff duties and transportation.
  • Coordinate pre-event details including payments, insurance, and ticket distribution.
  • Assist other internal departments including marketing and development with event preparation.

Common Career Paths for Event Planner Assistant


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While not commonly seen, Event Planner Assistants who transition into an Event Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Event Managers is $49K per year. Event Planner Assistants most often move into positions as Event Coordinators or Event Planners; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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Event Planner Assistant Reviews

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

Event Planner Assistant in Atlanta:
Pros: Randomness and a variety of clients and events. Flexible.
Cons: Not contributing as much as I would like. I want more money.

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Key Stats for Event Planner Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
2%
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Experience Affects Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Event Planner Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲15%

Organizing
▲15%

Administration
▲14%

Event Management
▲1%

Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%

Customer Service
▼5%

Scheduling
▼10%

Social Media Marketing
▼10%

Customer Relations
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 56%
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