Event Planner Salary in the US

$50,640
per year
per month
$4,220
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,450/year
Commission
$7,400/year
Bonus
$200/month
Commission
$620/month

Event Planner - Average Salary

The average salary for an Event Planner is $50,640 per year ($4,220 per month), which is $2,850 (-5%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
An Event Planner can expect an average starting salary of $34,250. The highest salaries can exceed $74,370.
$34,250
Low
$50,640
Average salary
$74,370
High
$2,850
Low
$4,220
Average salary
$6,200
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and commission.
$0
$48,200
$96,392
Salary$34,250 - 74,370
Bonus$0 - 1,022
Commission$2,500 - 21,000
Total Pay$36,750 - 96,392
$0
$4,020
$8,040
Salary$2,850 - 6,200
Bonus$0 - 90
Commission$210 - 1,750
Total Pay$3,060 - 8,040

Event Planner Salary Range

Low
$34,250
Average salary
$50,640
Senior
$62,100
High
$74,370
Low
$2,850
Average salary
$4,220
Senior
$5,180
High
$6,200
Among event planners in the U.S., Entry Level Event Planners and Non Profit Event Planners tend to have the lowest salaries, while Corporate Event Planners, International Event Planners and Senior Event Planners enjoy the highest salaries.

Event Planner - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
International Event Planner$60K/year
+18% 
Senior Event Planner$59K/year
+16% 
Corporate Event Planner$58K/year
+14% 
Hotel Event Planner$56K/year
+10% 
Fashion Event Planner$55K/year
+8% 
Non Profit Event Planner$49K/year
 -4%
Entry Level Event Planner$37K/year
 -28%

Event Planner - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Event Planner with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $36,540 per year. A mid level Event Planner with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $44,220, while a Senior Event Planner with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $58,750. Event planners with more than 20 years of experience earn $62,380 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Event Planner

Late Career▲ +23%
Senior▲ +16%
Average Salary$50,640/year
Mid Level▼ -13%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
90%
Male
10%

Event Planner - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Event Planner jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Event Planner

How much does an Event Planner make in the US?
An Event Planner in the US earns an average of $50,640 gross per year, which is about $4,220 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Event Planner updated to 2023.
What is the starting salary for an Event Planner in the US?
The starting salary of an Event Planner in the US is around $34,250 gross per year. Entry Level Event Planners and Non Profit Event Planners usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Event Planner in the US?
The highest salary of an Event Planner in the US can reach and exceed $74,370 gross per year. Corporate Event Planners, International Event Planners and Senior Event Planners usually have the highest salaries.
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