What does an Events Leader do?

Event coordinators work in various settings including social and corporate and aid organizations in planning and executing successful events. Event coordinators will adhere to a client’s financial needs, search for rental space accommodations, and bear client requests in mind. They are hired to develop, coordinate, plan, and complete functions for or on behalf of a business organization; they oversee, plan, coordinate, and advise on day-to-day operations of events which could be social or educational.

Event coordinators meet with decision-makers to outline the purpose and needs of an event and map out everything needed for kick-off. They scout venues and perform cost-benefit comparisons to help select the best venue and negotiate with vendors. During an event, they are the point person for issues that may arise. Event coordinators need a minimum high school diploma, and a college degree in communications, marketing, or business management is often preferred.

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Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Events Leader Salaries

Average Base Pay

$41,125 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $41K
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Events Leader Career Path

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Event Coordinator
Dec 3, 2019

“It is a fun and dynamic place to work for with everyone being challenged to do the best they can.”

Mission Inn Resort & ClubMission Inn Resort & Club
Aug 18, 2020

“Pay can be good in banquets and on holidays or if your in a wedding position.”

Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyLeukemia & Lymphoma Society
LTN Event
Jun 4, 2019

“I worked here for around 4 months and I was given a great amount of supervised responsibility.”

Technoarete Group
Conference Coordinator
May 31, 2021

“I do not find any pros rather than having good colleagues and a TL to work with.”

Montage InternationalMontage International
Event Coordinator
Oct 23, 2019

“Great work life balance but you enjoy the work and people so much it makes the day fly by.”

Arcanum ConsultingArcanum Consulting
Event Coordinator
Jan 22, 2020

“Mitchell is a great manager and he will try to do anything in his power to JUICE you up.”

Display Coordinator
May 16, 2020

“I love getting to see my work on display and getting compliments from coworkers and customers.”

Dave & Buster'sDave & Buster's
Special Events Coordinator
Feb 6, 2020

“There are actual opportunities to grow from any position; both within your store and outside of your store.”

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