What does an Event Coordinator 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.

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

Event Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$47,656 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $48K
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Event Coordinator 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 GroupTechnoarete 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.”

Event Planning Coordinator
Aug. 26, 2019

“My boss is wonderful and truly cares about me and where I want to go in my career.”

Display Coordinator
May 16, 2020

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

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