Event planner earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Event planner salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $50,299
Alabama $40,689
Arkansas $38,647
Arizona $38,107
California $53,100
Colorado $48,210
Connecticut $56,470
District of Columbia $65,090
Delaware $47,160
Florida $45,130
Georgia $48,370
Guam $35,740
Hawaii $56,368
Iowa $39,244
Idaho $35,845
Illinois $42,196
Indiana $36,590
Kansas $41,500
Kentucky $37,573
Louisiana $39,100
Massachusetts $52,480
Maryland $55,760
Maine $43,730
Michigan $45,530
Minnesota $51,130
Missouri $42,390
Mississippi $37,700
Montana $37,610
North Carolina $42,520
North Dakota $45,360
Nebraska $44,270
New Hampshire $45,690
New Jersey $61,750
New Mexico $34,270
Nevada $43,320
New York $60,510
Ohio $48,590
Oklahoma $42,030
Oregon $46,240
Pennsylvania $39,369
Puerto Rico $22,710
Rhode Island $52,940
South Carolina $36,860
South Dakota $35,450
Tennessee $41,170
Texas $49,080
Utah $41,680
Virginia $57,980
Vermont $45,260
Washington $49,690
Wisconsin $44,610
West Virginia $41,210
Wyoming $42,700

How much does an Event Planner earn?

Event planners make sure all the many facets of an event run smoothly, be it a meeting, festival or a wedding. The current trends and forecasts for the meeting and events industry show a positive outlook for not only the industry as a whole, but for those individuals who call themselves event planners. While bachelor's degrees are typical for this position, experience is equally valued. A well-organized event planner can quickly move up the ranks into a lucrative salary.

Event size and scope adds to an event planner's salary, as does the industry. For example, event planners for convention centres typically make more than catering event planners, but starting out working small events is a way to break into the field. Location is also a factor for salary scale. The highest event planner salaries are in the metropolitan areas of Bridgeport, Connecticut; New York City; and the District of Columbia.

How do event planner salaries compare to similar careers?

Event planners earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than substance abuse social workers but more than locksmiths.

Career Median Salary
Substance abuse social worker salary $47K
Executive assistant salary $48K
Wedding planner salary $46K
Insurance sales agent salary $43K
Hazardous materials removal worker salary $44K
Event planner salary $42K
Meter reader salary $42K
Precious metal worker salary $41K
Postal service clerk salary $44K
Locksmith salary $42K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)