Employment Outlook

Event Coordinator

Event Coordinators, also known as event specialists, are in charge of every facet of meeting and events. They report to the Event Manager and are crucial in the creation and development of a broad range of events for both companies and individuals. Examples include festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties and concerts.

 

Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 22,300 people are currently employed as Event Coordinators in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 25,400 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

36.1% of all Event Coordinators are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Event Coordinators is ACT, with only 0%.

Gender Split

This is a very male dominated industry with 81.7% of Event Coordinators being male and 18.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Event Coordinators is 35-44 years old, with 30.7%. A small percentage (5.9%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Event Coordinators, with 11.1% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Event Coordinators work an average of 49.5 hours a week which is 8.6 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Event Coordinators have a Certificate III/IV qualification (33.1%) or are at a Year 12 level (24.9%). 50.9% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 49.1% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Event Coordinator Duties & Tasks

  • Promoting conferences, conventions and trade shows to potential customers
  • Responding to inquiries concerning services provided and costs for room and equipment hire, catering and related services
  • Meeting with clients to discuss their needs and outlining package options to meet these needs
  • Arranging and coordinating services, such as conference facilities, catering, signage, displays, audio-visual equipment, accommodation, transport and social events, for participants
  • Organising registration of participants
  • Negotiating the type and costs of services to be provided within budget
  • Overseeing work by contractors and reporting on variations to work orders

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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