The average salary for a Special Events Director is $59,517.
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Job Description for Special Events Director
Special events directors coordinate special events for clients or organizations. They may work for a single company, planning events that might serve as direct marketing or raise money or awareness for their brand, among other potential purposes. They might also work at hotels, tourist attractions, and similar locations to help customers plan events such as weddings and parties. No matter where they work, these directors are responsible for all details related to event planning, such as negoti…Read more
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Popular Skills for Special Events Director
Strategic Project Management
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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