The average salary for an event planner in the United States is around $47,530 per year.
This is 21% below the national average. Updated in 2018.
Event planners earn an average yearly salary of $47,530. Wages typically start from $26,533 and go up to $85,143.
Event planner earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Event planner salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$65,090|
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.
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)