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Event Manager Salary

How Much Does an Event Manager Make in the United States?

The average base salary for an Event Manager in the United States is a month or $78,729 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Indeed, Salary.com and ZipRecruiter.

Average Event Manager Base Salary:

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$37.85
$37.85
37.85

The average wage for an Event Manager is per hour.

Annual Mean Wage of Event Managers by State

[Calculated using Glassdoor, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Talent.com data]

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Event Manager Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$78,293

New York City

Annual mean wage

$75,167

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$64,049

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$69,215

[Calculated using Glassdoor, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Talent.com data]

High-Paying Cities for Event Managers

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Chicago, IL64,04930.79
Los Angeles, CA69,21533.28
Miami, FL78,29337.64
NYC, NY75,16736.14

Event Manager Salary by State

Explore the average Event Manager Salary salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$53,351
Alaska$51,960
Arizona$49,730
Arkansas$60,110
California$66,770
Colorado$60,560
Connecticut$57,260
Delaware$52,190
Florida$55,330
Georgia$54,392
Hawaii$72,370
Idaho$46,850
Illinois$57,780
Indiana$49,040
Iowa$51,170
Kansas$48,660
Kentucky$50,020
Louisiana$45,780
Maine$55,060
Maryland$63,870
Massachusetts$68,390
Michigan$50,730
Minnesota$60,130
Mississippi$41,330
Missouri$49,220
Montana$49,060
Nebraska$49,540
Nevada$56,270
New Hampshire$55,037
New Jersey$72,210
New Mexico$44,420
New York$78,166
North Carolina$54,440
North Dakota$50,700
Ohio$53,720
Oklahoma$43,890
Oregon$57,457
Pennsylvania$58,220
Rhode Island$57,040
South Carolina$48,204
South Dakota$45,850
Tennessee$50,130
Texas$50,521
Utah$52,830
Vermont$50,200
Virginia$63,090
Washington$64,660
West Virginia$50,521
Wisconsin$49,790
Wyoming$51,921
District of Columbia$72,930

How Much Do Similar Careers to an Event Manager Get Paid?

Event Managers earn more than Event Planners and Event Coordinators but less than Hotel Managers.

Labor Laws and Taxes for Event Managers

As an Event Manager, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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