Event planner earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level event planner earnings begin at:

$44.39 per hour

$92,330 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level event planner earnings begin at:

$29.98 per hour

$62,360 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level event planner earnings begin at:

$23.24 per hour

$48,350 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level event planner earnings begin at:

$19.38 per hour

$40,310 per year

10th percentile

Starting level event planner earnings begin at:

$17.80 per hour

$37,020 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Event planner salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $70,500
District of Columbia $62,110
Massachusetts $60,950
Delaware $60,900
New Jersey $60,900
Washington $60,500
California $60,360
Minnesota $60,130
Hawaii $60,090
Connecticut $56,940
Guam $54,220
Oregon $51,870
Pennsylvania $50,830
Virginia $49,790
Rhode Island $49,730
Maryland $49,690
Alaska $49,300
Colorado $48,690
Ohio $48,560
Georgia $48,410
New Hampshire $48,410
Maine $48,350
Illinois $48,330
Kansas $48,170
Florida $48,140
Nevada $48,140
North Carolina $48,040
Utah $47,820
Texas $47,790
Michigan $47,780
North Dakota $47,740
Indiana $47,650
South Carolina $47,420
Alabama $47,400
Iowa $47,320
Arizona $47,300
Wisconsin $47,230
Wyoming $47,230
Vermont $47,160
Montana $47,040
Oklahoma $46,880
South Dakota $46,720
Nebraska $46,320
New Mexico $46,050
Idaho $45,570
Kentucky $45,070
Arkansas $44,340
Tennessee $43,830
Missouri $42,580
Mississippi $40,290
West Virginia $37,450
Louisiana $37,380
Puerto Rico $23,510

How do event planner salaries compare to similar careers?

Event planners earn 8% more than similar careers in Maine. On average, they make less than drafters but more than opticians.

Career Median Salary
Drafter salary $57K
Wedding planner salary $48K
Event planner salary $48K
Property manager salary $49K
Exterminator salary $47K
Optician salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)