Event planners rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, event planners rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy event planners are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Life coach
4.1
$47k
Make-Up artist
3.7
$135k
Certified professional organizer
3.6
$44k
Wedding planner
3.6
$49k
Event planner
3.5
$49k
Interior designer
3.5
$60k
Talent agent
3.4
$78k
Product manager
3.3
$85k
Aesthetician
3.3
$37k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are event planners happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do event planners find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as event planners?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are event planner’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are event planners making the best use of their abilities?

Are event planners happy with their salary?

Event planners rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Event planners tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked event planners how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

3566 event planners

5 Star
9%

9% of event planners rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of event planners rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of event planners rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of event planners rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of event planners rated their compensation 1 stars

Do event planners find their jobs meaningful?

On average, event planners rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.1/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked event planners how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

3618 event planners

5 Star
17%

17% of event planners rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of event planners rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of event planners rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of event planners rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of event planners rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as event planners?

Event planners rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.1/5. The majority of event planners find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked event planners how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.1 out of 5 stars

3942 event planners

5 Star
38%

38% of event planners rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of event planners rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of event planners rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of event planners rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of event planners rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an event planner’s work environment?

As a whole, event planners rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of event planners enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an event planner.

We asked event planners how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

3935 event planners

5 Star
26%

26% of event planners rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of event planners rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of event planners rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of event planners rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of event planners rated their work environment 1 stars

Are event planners making the best use of their abilities?

Former event planners on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most event planners surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an event planner, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked event planners how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

3956 event planners

5 Star
22%

22% of event planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of event planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of event planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of event planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of event planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars