Event CoordinatorSample Job Descriptions, Salaries, and Interview Questions

Event coordinators are responsible for making sure events are successful and painless. They plan and execute events for companies, hotels, and other venues. Some of the responsibilities to accomplish this goal are things like organizing and overseeing all the details concerning the event, staying within the established budget parameters, collecting payments in a timely manner, handling any problems that may arise, creating and maintaining relationships with vendors and venues, and creating financial reports. 

Event coordinators are the glue that holds events together. Because of this, they have to possess excellent leadership skills. They also need to effectively delegate tasks to team members. A good event coordinator effectively delegates tasks to ensure that all aspects of the event get taken care of in a timely manner.

Sample job description

Average salary and compensation

The average salary for an event coordinator is $46,000. Salary will vary based on market, industry, and company size.

LocationSalary LowSalary High
Phoenix, Arizona$45,700$61,900
Los Angeles, California$51,600$69,800
Denver, Colorado$43,000$58,200
Washington, DC$52,400$70,800
Miami, Florida$42,800$57,900
Orlando, Florida$39,500$53,400
Tampa, Florida$39,900$53,950
Atlanta, Georgia$41,800$56,600
Chicago, Illinois$48,100$65,000
Boston, Massachusetts$52,000$70,350
Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota$41,450$56,100
New York City, New York$45,750$40,050
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$44,600$60,300
Dallas, Texas$43,400$58,700
Houston, Texas$43,200$58,450
Seattle, Washington$50,050$67,700
National Average$39,250$52,900

Sample interview questions

  • What are the necessary skills an event coordinator must possess?
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • What are your preferred event software and/or tools?
  • How do you go about keeping up with industry trends and news?
  • What methods do you use to manage event promotions?
  • How do you measure the success of your event?
  • What event planning experience that you participated in are you the proudest of?
  • How do you manage your event budget? Have you ever had an event go over budget? How did you handle it?
  • Have you ever had to negotiate prices with a vendor, venue, or supplier?
  • In your opinion, what is the most stressful part of the event planning process?
  • How do you prepare for the kickoff meeting when planning a new event?
  • Have you ever had to plan more than 1 event at a time? How successful were the events?
  • What tricks do you use to ensure you meet strict deadlines?
  • What is your process for handling last-minute setbacks before and during events?
  • How do you make the best of the situation when things go wrong with an event?
  • Do you have experience working with difficult clients? What methods do you use to deescalate the situation and help the customer to the best of your ability?
  • What process do you use to choose a venue for an event?
  • Which types of events are your favorite to plan?
  • What is your educational background?
  • What inspired you to choose a career in event planning?
  • Tell me about a time you came up with a creative solution for a problem. 
  • What organizational tools do you prefer?
  • How do you handle stress?
  • What marketing techniques do you use to promote events?
  • Do you have experience working with budgets?
  • Have you ever had to work for a very demanding client? How did you handle it?

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