Event Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$48,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an event manager make?
The national average salary for an Event Manager in the U.S. is $48,200 annually or $23.17 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 49,000. The top 10 percent earn over $78,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $29,000 annually. Technology companies and Education companies have the most job opportunities for Event Managers. The best states for high paying Event Manager jobs are California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and Arizona. The typical employment in the position spans 2.6 years.
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Average Event Manager Salary By Location

Event Managers in the United States of America make on average $48,200 a year or $23.17 per hour. Working in Cupertino, CA as an Event Manager will pay you the highest wages at around $63,806 per year. Even an entry-level Event Manager makes $32,000 per year in Cupertino, CA. California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and Arizona are the highest paying states. South Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, Mississippi, and Colorado have the lowest reported salaries for Event Managers.

Map of Event Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Event Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Event Manager Salary By Company

Event Manager jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Event Managers are in Technology companies and Education companies. Event Managers at Microsoft and Apple report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Facebook and The Walt Disney Company report highly competitive salaries for Event Managers.
Company
Average Salary
$124,007
$124k
$121,027
$121k
$118,047
$118k
$112,095
$112k
$105,087
$105k
$101,757
$102k

Average Event Manager Pay By Industry

Event Manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Professional companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Event Managers. Salaries for Event Managers in Technology companies average $61,813 annually, while Professional companies and Manufacturing companies pay $53,491 and $51,428, respectively. The average salary for Event Managers in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $43,633.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$61,813
$62k
Professional
Professional
$53,491
$53k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$51,428
$51k
Media
Media
$49,907
$50k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$43,633
$44k

Event Manager Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Event Manager Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Event Manager can range from $33,231 to $55,648 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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