** updated September 5, 2014 **
** Event planner salary information from the US Department of Labor has been added to this article **
Event planner jobs come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s an event planner assistant or event coordinator, there are many human components necessary to make an event successful. Many students are now nearing a point in their education where they need to think about the type of event planner job they are seeking. Of course many people begin the process by reviewing what the job pays without factoring whether or not they would like to do the job tasks. I’ve always been a big believer to follow one’s passion and let the salary take care of itself. Event and meeting planner jobs do require certain skill sets and are not for everybody. It’s not hard to look at someone and determine whether or not their job is for them. Believe me, it shows in what they do and how they do it.
Event Planner Jobs-What You Can Expect to Earn
Event Sales– a sales job requires an individual to plan, direct and coordinate the distribution of a product or service to a customer. A salesperson is often the first point of contact for the potential client. And first impressions do have a huge impact in the meetings and events industry.
The US national average for a sales manager’s job is $116,860.*
Event Planner– this role makes the program or event come to life. An event planner coordinates the activities of staff, supplier personnel and clients to ensure that arrangements are in place and executed successfully.
Via the US Department of Labor:
- event planners median salary: $45,810
- the lowest 10%: $26,560
- the highest 10%: $79,270
- Event planner jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 33% to the year 2022. This is an above average growth compared to the average employment growth of 11%.
Event Planner Assistant/Event Coordinator– interacts with customers and delegates and reacts to request accordingly. Works with event planners to execute a program. Often considered the front line personnel.
The US national average for an event planner assistant/event coordinator job is $33,120.*
* Salary figures for event sales and an event planner assistant provided by myplan.com
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To the right candidate, a career in the meetings and events industry can be very rewarding. There are many types of event planner jobs. In this post we review the three most common jobs in the meetings and events industry. The US national average for salaries in the event industry range from $33,000 to over $100,000. Of course that’s not factoring self-employment.