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Special Events Manager Salary

$82,014 (USD)

Average Salary

$39/hr

Average Hourly

$3,330

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Special Events Manager is $82,014 a year and $39 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Special Events Manager is between $58,070 and $101,623. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Special Events Manager. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Manages the strategy and planning of activities, and oversees staff responsible for coordinating and organizing meetings and special events and of various sizes.
  • Plans logistics and negotiates contract(s) for conferences, and/or events, with respect to budgets, speakers, entertainment, transportation, facilities, technology, equipment, logistical requirements, printing, food and beverage, and other related issues.
  • Negotiates terms and fees, and executes and administers multiple contracts with facilities, vendors, speakers, entertainers, etc., for service, in accordance with budget constraints and company policies and procedures.
Special Events Manager Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Job family population: 102,420

Estimated population of Special Events Manager jobs: 47,825

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$95,076
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Special Events Manager Job Listings for United States

Multi-Cultural Events Manager
Jul 17
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El Centro De La raza
Have a passion for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. WORKING ...
Director Of Special Events
Jul 12
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Salem Art Association
... as requested Managing volunteers and vendors Assembling committees, coordinators and staff ... Special events planning and execution Demonstrate the ability to understand and negotiate contracts ...
Manager / Special Events Background
Jun 22
Presidio Social Club
PSC is looking for someone with Restaraunt Floor & Special Events experience. We are a 12-year-old ... guests.1. Management and Supervision in our two Presidio locations, Presidio Social Club and ...
Director of Events & Cheesemonger
Jul 17
Mission Cheese LLC
What makes Mission Cheese special?Entrepreneurial & collaborative environmentPassionate about ... team to manage product selection and acquisitionManage all physical production of relevant ...
Catering / Special Events Coordinator for Restaurant
May 10
Culver City, CA, USA
Fifty One Chinese Kitchen
Fifty One Kitchen is seeking a Catering / Special Events Coordinator (Inside Sales) for large and ... Works events as an event manager when deemed appropriate by management. * Proposes Staff Schedules ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Special Events Manager is $82,014 a year and $39 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Special Events Manager is between $58,070 and $101,623. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Special Events Manager. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Special Events Manager Job Listings for United States

Multi-Cultural Events Manager
Jul 17
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El Centro De La raza
Have a passion for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. WORKING ...
Director Of Special Events
Jul 12
us
Salem Art Association
... as requested Managing volunteers and vendors Assembling committees, coordinators and staff ... Special events planning and execution Demonstrate the ability to understand and negotiate contracts ...
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