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Event Planner Salary

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

The average base salary for an Event Planner in the United States is a month or $58,750 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Average Event Planner Base Salary:

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The average wage for an Event Planner is per hour.

Annual Mean Wage of Event Planners by State

[The latest data collected from BLS and the labor/employment departments of the respective states]

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Event Planner Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$56,480

# of employees

6,870

Projected growth

32.50%

New York City

Annual mean wage

$84,718

# of employees

9,650

Projected growth

53.90%

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$59,030

# of employees

5,030

Projected growth

14%

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$66,405

# of employees

14,430

Projected growth

29.40%

[Sources: BLS; New York State Department of Labor; Illinois Department of Employment Security; California Employment Development Department]

 

High-Paying Cities for Event Planners

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Miami, FL56,48027.15
Los Angeles, CA66,40531.93
NYC, NY84,71840.73
Chicago, IL59,03028.38

Event Planner Salary by State

Explore the average Event Planner 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 Planner Get Paid?

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

Labor Laws and Taxes for Event Planners

As an Event Planner, 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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