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Special Events Coordinator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$61,924 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Special Events Coordinator is $61,924 a year and $30 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Special Events Coordinator is between $45,042 and $75,974. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Special Events Coordinator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Arranges and facilitates special events and activities, and controls an event from conception to clean up.
  • Coordinates details of events such as conferences, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, charity events, surprise parties, trade shows, sales meetings, business meetings, employee appreciation events, and virtual events.
  • Conducts research, scouts venues, assists in negotiations for space contracts, secures event space, and visits venue to plan, create, and revise room layout.
  • Schedules speakers, vendors, and participants; and books talent, including musicians, bands, and disc jockeys.
Special Events Coordinator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Job family population: 102,420

Estimated population of Special Events Coordinator jobs: 47,825

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Special Events Coordinator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Event Coordinator - Event Specialists - Entry Level
Jun 10
Brookfield, IL, USA
IMMEDIATE HIRE: Marketing Management Firm
Special Events Associate - Event Marketing & Event Planning // Event Specialists We are currently ... Coordinator. Event Specialists will be responsible for driving brand awareness and advocacy by ...
Event Marketing & Event Planning: Special Events Associate
Jun 10
Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
Responsibilities: * Assist the Promotions Coordinator in developing and executing sales and ... special events training program uses a hands on approach that will challenge our team to learn ...
Hospitality - Special Projects Manager / Event Operations
May 16
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Crepes a Latte
Coordinates the logistics of all show meetings * Leads the recruitment strategy for part-time ... Travels to locations across the United States for multi-day hospitality events to support 6-12 ...
Marketing Intern
Jun 12
Palatine, United States
Mario Tricoci
Coordinates and implements marketing communication projects with responsibilities that includes public relations, special events management, advertising, social networking and creating brand ...
Athletes Wanted - Entry Level / Marketing & Promotions
May 15
Hanover Park, IL, USA
Elite Chicago Firm
Our private promotions, advertising, and special events firm is looking to expand, creating a need ... coordination and project management to ensure event success. • Publicizes event and works with ...
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