Average Special Events Director Salary

$59,517
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,750
Bonus
$4,913
Commission
$4,300
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Special Events Director is $59,517.
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MEDIAN $59,517
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Salary
$40k - $94k
Bonus
$1k - $16k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Commission
$1k - $34k
Total Pay
$40k - $95k

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Job Description for Special Events Director

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Popular Skills for Special Events Director

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

Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Director

An early career Special Events Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,579 based on 86 salaries. A mid-career Special Events Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,475 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Special Events Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,420 based on 115 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,845.
Employees with Special Events Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 48.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (41.1% more) and San Francisco, California (18.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (14.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 345 survey responses.
Early Career
24.9%
Mid Career
30.7%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
11.0%