While throwing parties might be fun and fabulous, doing it for a living means you need to be making enough to be able to support yourself. Event planning requires project management, budgeting and human relations skills and demands commensurate compensation.
So how much do event planners make? According to this infographic, provided by Ungerboeck Software, planners in New York make the big bucks at $70,570 a year, while Wisconsin planners come in at the bottom of the spectrum at $22,750 a year.
So how to San Francisco Bay Area event planners compare? According to a 2011 report from the Bureau of Labor statistics, event planners in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area make an average of $59,940 a year. Not bad at all.