Average Senior Event Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Event Manager is $67,597.
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$49k - $97k
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$375 - $7k
$3k - $29k
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$49k - $104k

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Job Description for Senior Event Manager

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Event Manager

The top respondents for the job title Senior Event Manager are from the companies Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide and American Cancer Society (ACS). Reported salaries are highest at Hilton Worldwide where the average pay is $64,744. Marriott International, Inc. pays the lowest at around $60,370.

Career Paths

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Senior Event Manager
Director of Events
Event Manager
Director of Operations
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager

Skills in Budget Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Logistics, Event Planning and Event Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Manager

An early career Senior Event Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,565 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Senior Event Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,667 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Senior Event Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,936 based on 252 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,914.
Employees with Senior Event Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.2% more) and New York, New York (11.5% more).

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