Senior Event Manager Salary

The majority of Senior Event Managers in the United States — over one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $98K per year, and the median is $65K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Event Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $98K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Event Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Female Senior Event Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents.

$46,997 - $90,222
$47K
$65K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,574
10%
50%
90%

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$16.52 - $60.40
$17
$26
$60
MEDIAN: $26.01
10%
50%
90%

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$0$101K
Salary $46,997 - $90,222
Bonus $966 - $14,632
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $19,727
Commission $15,260
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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$48,320 - $101,310
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $16.52 - $60.40
Overtime $0.00 - $81.95
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $966 - $14,632
Commission $15,260
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $19,727
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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$48,320 - $101,310
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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.

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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

National Average: $67,008

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).

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Key Stats for Senior Event Manager

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Senior Event Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$67,000

▼5%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Event Manager Salaries

People Management
▲28%

Strategic Marketing
▲7%

Contract Negotiation
▲3%

National Average
$67,000





Fundraising
▼10%

Marketing Communications
▼11%

Marketing Management
▼15%

Budgeting
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%