Event planner earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level event planner earnings begin at:

$37.83 per hour

$78,680 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level event planner earnings begin at:

$30.16 per hour

$62,730 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level event planner earnings begin at:

$23.34 per hour

$48,560 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level event planner earnings begin at:

$18.54 per hour

$38,570 per year

10th percentile

Starting level event planner earnings begin at:

$14.71 per hour

$30,590 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 about the same as related careers in Ohio. On average, they make less than property managers but more than opticians.

Career Median Salary
Property manager salary $48K
Drafter salary $62K
Wedding planner salary $49K
Event planner salary $49K
Embalmer salary $46K
Exterminator salary $38K
Optician salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)