Event Manager salaries vary as widely as the responsibilities they have. Starting salaries for managers will be in the $30k range, although the median salary for an Event Manager is closer to 50 grand. This means that some Corporate Event Managers are making bank.
How do you do that? Everybody likes bank after all. Salaries rise sharply the larger the corporation or, in the case of managers handling events for multiple companies, the more tasks you can take care of at one time. An experienced Event Manager with a portfolio of exclusive events can bring in well over a hundred grand.
Event Managers who specialize, after years of experience and moving up through the corporate ranks, in the crème de la crème of corporate events can make over twice that amount, certainly a nice chunk of change.