Becoming an Event Specialist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Kaplan University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering event planning courses to train individuals to become top-notch event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, event specialists, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 80,910 people employed as demonstrators and product promoters alone in America, and their average annual salary is $26,640. Colleges and universities like Kaplan University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Event Specialist Salary Information

Category: Demonstrators and product promoters

Total # Employed in the US 80,910
Average Hourly Wage: $12.81/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$8.01 $8.97 $10.82 $14.39 $20.08
Average Yearly Salary $26,640
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16,670 $18,660 $22,510 $29,920 $41,770
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
14.2% 36.6% 23.5% 6.9% 14.0% 4.2% 0.5%
Demonstrators and product promoters — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $25.8/hr $53,660
Virginia $18.38/hr $38,230
Washington $17.74/hr $36,900
Kansas $16.56/hr $34,440
Mississippi $15.8/hr $32,860
Idaho $14.77/hr $30,720
Missouri $14.24/hr $29,610
New York $14.03/hr $29,170
New Hampshire $13.86/hr $28,830
Hawaii $13.6/hr $28,290
Delaware $13.45/hr $27,980
Massachusetts $13.44/hr $27,950
Arkansas $13.38/hr $27,830
Iowa $13.29/hr $27,650
Oklahoma $13.12/hr $27,290
District of Columbia $12.99/hr $27,020
California $12.98/hr $27,000
Colorado $12.77/hr $26,570
North Dakota $12.65/hr $26,310
Connecticut $12.59/hr $26,190
Utah $12.5/hr $26,000
Puerto Rico $12.46/hr $25,920
Wyoming $12.38/hr $25,750
Nevada $12.34/hr $25,660
Nebraska $12.29/hr $25,560
South Dakota $12.15/hr $25,270
Oregon $12.08/hr $25,120
Kentucky $11.82/hr $24,580
Guam $11.73/hr $24,400
Tennessee $11.63/hr $24,200
North Carolina $11.62/hr $24,180
New Mexico $11.59/hr $24,110
Wisconsin $11.54/hr $24,000
Pennsylvania $11.43/hr $23,770
Indiana $11.33/hr $23,560
Montana $11.21/hr $23,320
Alabama $11.14/hr $23,170
Maryland $11.08/hr $23,040
Alaska $10.98/hr $22,850
South Carolina $10.91/hr $22,700
Michigan $10.39/hr $21,610
Ohio $10.37/hr $21,570
Louisiana $10.19/hr $21,200
New Jersey $9.92/hr $20,630
Maine $9.66/hr $20,100
West Virginia $8.89/hr $18,500


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