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Event Planner salary in United States

How much does an Event Planner make in the United States?

Average base salary


Most common benefits

Dental insurance

The average salary for a event planner is $22.17 per hour in the United States. 472 salaries reported, updated at June 29, 2022.

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Top companies for Event Planners in United States

  1. DISYS
    358 reviews13 salaries reported
    $28.20per hour
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Highest paying cities for Event Planners in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $25.69 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $25.67 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $24.07 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $23.40 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $23.30 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $23.11 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $22.66 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $21.98 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $21.57 per hour
    5 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Event Planners

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 135 ratings

55% of Event Planners in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Event Coordinator

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Average $20.44 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Event Planner

What are the different types of event planners?

Event planners can specialize and work as:

  • Corporate planner: Plan business meetings
  • Association planner: Organize voluntary meetings
  • Non-profit planner: Plan mostly fundraising
  • Government meeting planner: Coordinate events for government agencies according to government regulations for booking hotels and buying materials
  • Private event planner: Organize weddings or other private events
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