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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
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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$51,070
Alaska$48,460
Arizona$54,010
Arkansas$51,640
California$69,280
Colorado$63,570
Connecticut$71,650
Delaware$57,820
Florida$63,800
Georgia$52,210
Hawaii$70,880
Idaho$49,500
Illinois$63,480
Indiana$54,230
Iowa$53,130
Kansas$54,300
Kentucky$49,190
Louisiana$56,210
Maine$54,470
Maryland$61,840
Massachusetts$77,720
Michigan$52,530
Minnesota$57,530
Mississippi$41,040
Missouri$53,540
Montana$51,130
Nebraska$56,350
Nevada$59,570
New Hampshire$57,990
New Jersey$73,440
New Mexico$48,100
New York$83,160
North Carolina$57,810
North Dakota$52,420
Ohio$55,610
Oklahoma$45,830
Oregon$60,410
Pennsylvania$56,210
Rhode Island$54,500
South Carolina$49,980
South Dakota$46,970
Tennessee$50,460
Texas$52,090
Utah$53,500
Vermont$62,210
Virginia$64,180
Washington$67,230
West Virginia$39,840
Wisconsin$53,960
Wyoming$54,950
District of Columbia$76,100

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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