$66,430
Avg. Salary
$26.84
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,041

Bonus

$2,023

Profit Sharing

$14,830

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Event Manager is $26.84 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Event Manager is $66,430 per year.

$16.62
10%
$26.84
50%
$54.75
90%
MEDIAN $26.84
$48k
10%
$66k
50%
$97k
90%
MEDIAN $66,430
$48,266 - $96,609
$48K
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MEDIAN: $66,430
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$16.62 - $54.75
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MEDIAN: $26.84
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$0$103K
Salary $48,266 - $96,609
Bonus $985 - $13,277
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,475
Commission $3,915 - $30,639
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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$48,656 - $103,258
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 582
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $16.62 - $54.75
Overtime $0.00 - $78.60
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $985 - $13,277
Commission $3,915 - $30,639
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,475
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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$48,656 - $103,258
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

Job Description for Senior Event Manager

A senior event manager is in charge of overseeing all events for their organization. They prepare event documentation, as well as coordinate with customers to ensure they are fully satisfied with functions held at the manager's facilities. The senior event manager must communicate with the customer before and after the event; they often serve as the customer's primary point of contact.

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Senior Event Manager Tasks
  • Plan and manage a large schedule of complex events, ensuring facilities are ready and expectations set.
  • Assemble paperwork, gifts, registration, name badges, and other items for events.
  • Assist with social media and marketing strategies.
  • Explain and sell services and goods, building strong relationships with clients.
  • Report on all potential and actual events, including budgets and staffing.

Common Career Paths for Senior Event Manager


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Senior Event Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Director of Events. Median pay for Directors of Events is $60K.

Senior Event Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager


Survey results imply that Senior Event Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with People Management and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Budgeting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Marketing Management and Marketing Communications also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Event Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Event Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Event Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Event Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Senior Event Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 127 salaries. A Senior Event Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

-2%

-5%

-12%

-12%

National Average: $68,441

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Event Managers, 24 percent above the national average. Senior Event Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston and Miami (11 percent lower).

Senior Event Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Event Manager?

Senior Event Manager in Chicago:
"Event Manager."
Pros: Lots of opportunity.
Cons: The spread of the city and thus commute for different jobs; inadequate public transit from certain areas to one another.

Senior Event Manager in Dallas:
"Job Description."
Know specifically your job description & the roles and responsibilities of those volunteers you'll work with.

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Key Stats for Senior Event Manager

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Senior Event Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$68,000

▼7%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Event Manager Salaries

People Management
▲26%

Strategic Marketing
▲5%

Contract Negotiation
▲1%

National Average
$68,000





Fundraising
▼12%

Marketing Communications
▼13%

Marketing Management
▼17%

Budgeting
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%