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Average Experienced Senior Event Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$77,157
Avg. Salary
$10,000
Bonus
$5,125
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Event Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $77,157.
25%
$71k
MEDIAN
$77k
75%
$88k
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What Do Senior Event Managers Do?

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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Managers?

An early career Senior Event Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,981 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Senior Event Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,059 based on 14 salaries.
Employees with Senior Event Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.2% more) and New York, New York (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (9.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19 survey responses.
Early Career
26.3%
Mid Career
73.7%