Event Planner Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$41,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$41,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Highest Paying City
Glen Cove, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an event planner make?
Event Planners in America make, on average, $41,783 a year or $20.09 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000. Education companies and Retail companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Event Planner salaries are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine. Most Event Planners spend 2.6 years in the position.
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Average Event Planner Salary By Location

As an Event Planner in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $41,783 per year or $20.09 per hour. The top city when it comes to Event Planner salaries is Glen Cove, NY at $58,950 per year. The Glen Cove, NY average entry-level salary for Event Planners is $31,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Event Planner salaries are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine. On the other hand, Florida, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, and Mississippi report the lowest wages for Event Planners.

Map of Event Planner Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Event Planner Salary By Company

Event Planners can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Education companies and Retail companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Robert W. Baird & Co. and Deloitte are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Seagate Technology or Logistics Management Institute, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Event Planners.

Average Event Planner Pay By Industry

Event Planner salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Media companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Event Planners well. Technology companies pay their Event Planners the highest wages, averaging $51,875 per year. Media companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $50,670 and $42,479, respectively. At $38,745, the average salary for Event Planners in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$51,875
$52k
Media
Media
$50,670
$51k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$42,479
$42k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$42,043
$42k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$38,745
$39k

Event Planner Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Event Planner Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Event Planner can range from $28,807 to $48,239 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.

Recently Added Event Planner Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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Events Planner
04/23/2020
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$70,000
$70,000
SR. Event Planner
SR. Event Planner
04/10/2020
04/10/2020
$73,045
$73,045
California Lutheran University
California Lutheran University
CAL Lutheran Employment Opportunities | University Event Planner
CAL Lutheran Employment Opportunities | University Event Planner
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$72,000
$72,000
Temporary Event Planner-Conference Services
Temporary Event Planner-Conference Services
03/09/2020
03/09/2020
$200,000
$200,000
Temporary Event Planner-Conference Services
Temporary Event Planner-Conference Services
03/09/2020
03/09/2020
$200,000
$200,000
California Lutheran University
California Lutheran University
CAL Lutheran Employment Opportunities | University Event Planner
CAL Lutheran Employment Opportunities | University Event Planner
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$70,000
$70,000
UNC Department of Public Safety
UNC Department of Public Safety
Event Planner
Event Planner
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$37,850
$37,850
Event Planner
Event Planner
02/29/2020
02/29/2020
$39,653
$39,653
Yavapai College
Yavapai College
Event Planner
Event Planner
01/27/2020
01/27/2020
$25,044
$25,044
Event Planner
Event Planner
01/22/2020
01/22/2020
$70,000
$70,000