Special Events Manager Salary

The average pay for a Special Events Manager is $48,758 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$37,111 - $75,254
$37K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,550
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50%
90%

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$13.38 - $30.07
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$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.28
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$0$76K
Salary $37,111 - $75,254
Bonus $24.66 - $10,385
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
Commission $1,021 - $20,273
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,221 - $76,205
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 522
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.38 - $30.07
Hourly Tips $16.67
Overtime $19.71 - $45.46
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $24.66 - $10,385
Commission $1,021 - $20,273
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,221 - $76,205
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Special Events Manager

Special events managers are required for businesses that host events for customers, potential customers, and employees. They are most commonly found in companies whose business involves public performances or other public events. This includes theaters, sporting venues, and concert halls. Special events managers must be very organized and aware of what people are interested in seeing.

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Special Events Manager Tasks

  • Develop and execute strategies for successful special events within budget.
  • Generate traffic and interest in the organization through timing and execution of events.
  • Provide marketing materials, images, and follow-up information to participants and internal departments.
  • Manage and support committees or planning staff.

Common Career Paths for Special Events Manager


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Popular Skills for Special Events Manager

Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Manager

Pay by Experience for a Special Events Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Events Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 287 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Events Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 243 salaries. An experienced Special Events Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 111 salaries. A Special Events Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,043

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Special Events Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Special Events Manager?

Special Events Manager in Seattle:
"Stressful but fun."
Pros: Working with volunteers to execute profitable events.
Cons: High stress, high levels of responsibility.

Special Events Manager in Tacoma:
"Love what you do!"
Pros: I thoroughly enjoy logistics, planning and seeing all your hardwork come together for others to enjoy. I love being able to work in the arts and help continue the growth of this realm by being able to support it with my fundraising and event efforts.
Cons: Currently not having and event team and doing more than the actual role of an event manager. There seems to be a lack of accountability however, colleagues love to have their hands in every pot.

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Key Stats for Special Events Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Special Events Manager Salaries


National Average
$51,000

Event Planning
▼2%

Organizational Development
▼2%

Event Management
▼3%


Marketing Communications
▼3%


Sales
▼5%

▼8%

Customer Service
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%