The BMEIS 2013/14 reveals that the average salary for events managers is £34,249 in associations/not for profit organisations and £37,320 for corporates. These averages are based on 300 events organisers for each sector. This is just one of the results of this year’s survey.
Surveys by reed.co.uk show the average salary for a marketing manager is £43,897 and for a PR manager is £41,323. A whopping 18% difference between a corporate events manager and a marketing manager. Are events managers undervalued? Their average age is 39 so they are clearly experienced and levels of responsibility are high, as are levels of stress that go with the job.
Time for events managers to rally for improved recognition? What do you think?
See www.meetpie.com/bmeis to get your copy of the survey.