How much does a Special Events Manager make?

Updated Nov 30, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$54,731 /yr
Average Base Pay

323 salaries

$40K

Low

$55K

Average

$75K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Special Events Manager is $54,731 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Special Events Manager salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 323 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Special Events Manager employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Events Manager$56,927 /yr
L4
Lead Event Planner$52,411 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Event Director

$65,435

per year

Event Program Manager

$85,162

per year

Special Events & Program Coordinator

$48,363

per year

Event Planner

$51,892

per year

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Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Special Events Manager

$68,817

 /yr
Range: $65K - $85K
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$65K

$85K

$65,489 - $85,250 Range

American Cancer Society
3.7

American Cancer Society

Special Events Manager

$59,910

 /yr
Range: $48K - $83K

$48K

$83K

$48,369 - $83,404 Range

Dave & Buster's
3.6

Dave & Buster's

Special Events Manager

$56,437

 /yr
Range: $49K - $64K

$49K

$64K

$48,572 - $63,908 Range

Dallas Arboretum
3.1

Dallas Arboretum

Special Events Manager

$45,353

 /yr
Range: $40K - $48K

$40K

$48K

$40,391 - $48,409 Range

The Salvation Army
3.4

The Salvation Army

Special Events Manager

$47,026

 /yr
Range: $40K - $58K

$40K

$58K

$40,331 - $57,766 Range

American Diabetes Association
2.5

American Diabetes Association

Special Events Manager

$46,166

 /yr
Range: $42K - $52K

$42K

$52K

$42,093 - $51,867 Range

Junior Acheivement
3.6

Junior Acheivement

Special Events Manager

$43,807

 /yr
Range: $41K - $47K

$41K

$47K

$41,223 - $47,118 Range

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Alzheimer's Association
3.8

Alzheimer's Association

Special Events Manager

$59,028

 /yr
Range: $33K - $73K

$33K

$73K

$32,749 - $73,020 Range

Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Special Events Manager

$50,523

 /yr
Range: $46K - $87K

$46K

$87K

$45,649 - $86,666 Range

JDRF
3

JDRF

Special Events Manager

$57,833

 /yr
Range: $40K - $67K

$40K

$67K

$39,943 - $67,134 Range

Asian Community Development Corporation
4.8

Asian Community Development Corporation

Special Events Manager

$56,678

 /yr
Range: $55K - $61K

$55K

$61K

$55,317 - $60,614 Range

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
3.4

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Special Events Manager

$57,630

 /yr
Range: $40K - $58K

$40K

$58K

$40,391 - $57,798 Range

Junior Achievement USA
4.3

Junior Achievement USA

Special Events Manager

$47,384

 /yr
Range: $37K - $55K

$37K

$55K

$37,457 - $54,577 Range

French Institute Alliance
2.5

French Institute Alliance

Special Events Manager

$50,864

 /yr
Range: $49K - $59K

$49K

$59K

$49,279 - $59,454 Range

Ritz-Carlton
4.1

Ritz-Carlton

Special Events Manager

$53,692

 /yr
Range: $52K - $59K

$52K

$59K

$52,280 - $59,105 Range

University of Michigan Flint
3.6

University of Michigan Flint

Special Events Manager
About 

$40K -$46K

$40K

$46K

$39,713 - $45,801 Range

Kennedy Center
3.2

Kennedy Center

Special Events Manager
About 

$80K -$99K

$80K

$99K

$80,428 - $98,924 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Special Events Manager
About 

$57K -$63K

$57K

$63K

$57,305 - $62,898 Range

Fox Restaurant Concepts
4.3

Fox Restaurant Concepts

Special Events Manager
About 

$51K -$57K

$51K

$57K

$51,461 - $56,502 Range

Ronald McDonald House Charities
4

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Special Events Manager
About 

$39K -$57K

$39K

$57K

$38,774 - $57,169 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Special Events Manager salaries

The national average salary for a Special Events Manager is $54,731 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Special Events Manager salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 323 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Special Events Manager employees.

The highest salary for a Special Events Manager in United States is $75,260 per year.

The lowest salary for a Special Events Manager in United States is $39,803 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Special Events Manager or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Special Events Manager.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent special events manager salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$65,000
per year
An Events Manager in the Columbia, MO Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Columbia, MO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$90,000
per year
An Event Manager in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
An Event Manager in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$70,000
per year
An Event Manager in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
An Event Manager in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$149,372
per year
An Events Manager in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $149,372 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$13
hourly
An Event Manager in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
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