Average Early-Career Senior Event Manager Salary

$60,641
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,936
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
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The average salary for an Early-Career Senior Event Manager is $60,641.
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$45k
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$61k
90%
$79k
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Salary
$45k - $79k
Bonus
$967 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$45k - $83k

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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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Popular Skills for Senior Event Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Event Manager

A mid-career Senior Event Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,808 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Senior Event Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,375 based on 252 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,231.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Senior Event Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 533 survey responses.
Mid Career
42.0%
Experienced
47.3%
Late Career
10.7%