Average Special Events Director Salary

$59,651
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,904
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
$12,150
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Special Events Director is $59,651.
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$39k
MEDIAN
$60k
90%
$96k
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$39k - $96k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $12k
Commission
$3k - $35k
Total Pay
$38k - $99k
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What Do Special Events Directors Do?

Job Satisfaction for Special Events Director

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What Are Popular Skills for Special Events Directors?

Skills in Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Fundraising, Event Planning and Event Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Directors?

An early career Special Events Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,426 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Special Events Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,406 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Special Events Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,204 based on 90 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,718.
Employees with Special Events Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 45.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (42.5% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (14.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 225 survey responses.
Early Career
18.7%
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
40.0%
Late Career
12.4%