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

$45,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Event Coordinator Career Path

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Meeting Coordinator
17 Oct 2021

“I really liked it because it was very user friendly and had great meeting functions.”

Event Coordinator
3 Dec 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
18 Aug 2020

“Pay can be good in banquets and on holidays or if your in a wedding position.”

Technoarete GroupTechnoarete Group
Conference Coordinator
31 May 2021

“I do not find any pros rather than having good colleagues and a TL to work with.”

Montage InternationalMontage International
Event Coordinator
23 Oct 2019

“Great work life balance but you enjoy the work and people so much it makes the day fly by.”

Event Planning Coordinator
26 Aug 2019

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

Arcanum ConsultingArcanum Consulting
Event Coordinator
22 Jan 2020

“Mitchell is a great manager and he will try to do anything in his power to JUICE you up.”

Marketing Events Specialist
7 Dec 2020

“Working for a company that truly cares for your success and career path makes all the difference.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an event coordinator

When working as an event coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Demonstrations, Relationship-building, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service and Excellent Communication.

The most similar professions to event coordinator are:
  • Event Planner
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager

The most common qualifications to become an event coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.