Average Experienced Senior Event Manager Salary

$73,508
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,500
Bonus
$22,500
Commission
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Event Manager is $73,508.
10%
$53k
10%
$74k
50%
$108k
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MEDIAN $73,508
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Salary
$53k - $108k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$175 - $6k
Commission
$0 - $23k
Total Pay
$53k - $120k

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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.

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Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager

Skills in Budget Management, Project Management and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $60,101 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Senior Event Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,737 based on 218 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,231.
Employees with Senior Event Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.1% more) and New York, New York (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (6.8% less) and Portland, Oregon (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 344 survey responses.
Early Career
20.1%
Mid Career
63.4%
Late Career
16.6%