Of course, event planning is deemed to be a glamorous job, but then when we talk about salaries, what are truths associated with it, and how much is it that event planners earn? And, what can an event planner do to earn more? Here’s an article that throws some light on these concerns.
Truth about Event Planner Salary
Event planners constitute a critical element within the event management ecosystem. Right from attending an irate guest to ensuring that the vendors as well do their jobs well, event planners manage a lot of things right from dawn to dusk. Nevertheless, considering the range of responsibilities that event planners handle throughout the day, how much do event planners earn? What is the average event planner salary?
In India, the average event planner salary range is around 2.4 lacs to 2.5 lacs per annum. Some event planners, based on the event management company they work with, earn performance-based incentives, bonuses, and other perks, including commission, etc. However, this doesn’t hold true in all the cases, as the income of some event planners is only limited to the salaries they earn. Of course, salaries increase with experience and proficiency at work, but then, on an average, event planners earn around 2.5 lacs per annum, which is roughly around 20k a month.
10 Things Event Planner can do to improve their Salary
Okay, so your salary may not be doing justice to your potential, but that doesn’t mean you don’t do anything about it. Of course, there’s a lot you can do, but it certainly doesn’t refer to asking for an appraisal out of nowhere. Your approach towards salary increments must be organized. You could improve your performance, deliver results and then have a right to ask for a rise. Here are 10 tips that may help you improve your salary as an event planner.
- Switch your Employer
This is the oldest of all the salary increment strategies. If your existing employer is paying you below average, you might want to switch to a better paymaster. Nevertheless, ensure that the new employer is reliable, reputed, and handles a considerably large work volume.
- Focus on Performance
Nothing beats the satisfaction earned out of a performance-based salary hike. Of course, when you work hard for something, and then achieve it, it is natural to feel great about it. Although your event-based performance is one aspect, other important aspects are your off-event performance and initiatives. This refers to taking leadership initiatives, helping people when in need, fostering healthy competition within your team by encouraging people to help each other, and share knowledge among themselves, etc. Of course, don’t expect your manager to call you in his cabin to handover the magical envelope, immediately after all these initiatives. This is a long term strategy. Efforts taken today would pay off later. So, go ahead and try it. Nonetheless, don’t be a dictator, or bossy while doing it.
- Step out of your Comfort Zone
Quite often, event planners demand higher salaries, however, don’t wish to step out of their comfort zone, and explore the world beyond it. Remember, with salary, comes responsibility. So, if you really wish to earn a higher salary, push yourself to do better, do more, handle bigger responsibilities, and venture in bigger events, such as working for international conferences, high-profile events, etc. if your employer does all of these.
- Select an Event Niche
Not all the event types earn you a higher salary. Event associated with IT companies, international enterprises, universities, colleges, etc. help earn better, owing to the size of the events. So, if you wish to be paid well, you might want to specialize in planning for such high-profile events.
- Event Management Certification
There are people who started off with event management as a hobby and later on took it up as a full-time profession. They may not have a formal event management certification in their portfolio, but might be doing reasonably well. Nonetheless, this doesn’t work for everyone. If you think, it is the absence of an event management degree or diploma certificate that’s stopping you from earning a high salary, go for the right event management courses, and feel the difference.
- Earn some Relevant Experience
Patience is the key child! You may not get everything right away. After a couple of years of a low paying job, and some relevant experience, you could be all set to apply and qualify for a higher paying job. Just ensure that you leverage your experience and the right opportunities to your benefit.
- Measure your Performance and Keep Track of your Achievements
It is you who need a salary raise, isn’t it? So, why not keep track of your own performance and record your own achievements? This would prepare you for the question, what have you done for the company, during your appraisal, and present your achievements, initiatives, out of the box suggestions, etc. throughout the year to seal your salary hike this time!
- Discuss, Negotiate, and be Straight Forward
At times, you may not agree to the hike given. In such a case, you’ve got to discuss, negotiate, understand your shortcomings and ask for suggestions from your boss on improving your performance. On the other hand, if you are confident enough, you must be straight forward to voice out your achievements to be able to earn a better appraisal.
- Don’t Threaten the Employer
Never do this! Often, and in fact, every time threatening to quit the job would work against you. The employer may ask you to leave immediately for being harsh, and moreover negative towards your own bread and butter. So, that’s a big NO! Be reasonable, and remain positive to get things going.
Sometimes, despite working everything out, things simply don’t work for you. In such a situation, you might have to wait for the right time, and be mindful and prepared about the next opportunity!
Salary hike is subject to various aspects such as experience, expertise, your achievements, your initiatives. If you’ve got all of this, salary hike isn’t a far-fetched dream. Sincerely hope these 10 tips help you earn you a better salary as an event planner. Also, If you are looking for event management colleges in pune, Times and Trends academy is the best option for all.
Chandrayaan-2: Why it’s not a failure, Instead its a part of the process
ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission had a successful liftoff on July 22, at 2.43 pm IST from a launchpad in Sriharikota. It carried a lander and orbiter, and the rover tucked into the Lander. The Lander Vikram attempted a soft landing on the Moon by September 7, on which however it lost control. The Indian space agency used the GSLV Mk-III which is the most massive rocket to be built by India.
Chandraayan’s journey started just two days after the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. On July 22, 2019, Chandrayaan 2 set off on a 384,400-km journey towards the Moon.
Once in space, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed a series of manoeuvres around the Earth to acquire the necessary momentum which was meant to let it slingshot into an orbit around the Moon, which happened successfully.
As the south pole of the Moon remains more in the shadow than the north pole. Scientists believe that the craters which are permanently shadowed could have frozen water on the Moon due to the planet cash theory. In planet crash theory it is believed that when the Earth was born around 30-50 million years ago, A rock named Theia which was 100 million times bigger than the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. It was almost the size of Mars crashed into Earth and created Moon from the large chunks of rocks separated from Earth. He critical compound that is needed to sustain life that may have been transferred from our mother planet to our nearest cosmic companion.
After the Chandrayaan 2 completed its journey successfully from Sriharikota in India to the Moon, After completing almost 95% of its mission as per the ISRO. ISRO lost communications with the Vikram lander when it was about 2.1 kilometers from the surface of the Moon, which saddened all the engineers who worked very hard for years to make this mission a reality.
India’s achievement and why ISRO Deserves all the recognition.
Till now, there have been 38 attempts of ‘soft landing’ on the surface of the Moon, out of which only 20 were successful. So, the September 7 soft landing was a challenging test for Chandrayaan-2.
Chandrayaan-2 had three components — an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. The lender failed to soft-land on September 7 however the orbiter is intact, perfectly fine and is orbiting. According to the latest announcement by ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 orbiter may last up to 7 years which is nothing but good news.
The launch mass of the spacecraft was 3,877 kg. The 2.5-m-long orbiter weighs 2,379 kg, the 3.5-m-high lander weighs 1,471 kg, and the 1-m-high rover weighs 27 kg.
The Lander and the orbiter each consisted of 650 kg propellant to manoeuvre and pushed brakes while attempting to reach their destination.
The Lander made a controlled descent for 17 minutes on to the lunar surface. As it was automated, It is not clear yet if it landed safely or not as ISRO lost the communication of it when it was about 2.1KM from the surface of the Moon.
What ISRO has done,Completing 95% of its mission with an allocated cost of ₹978 crore (approximately US$141 million) which included ₹603 crore for space segment and ₹375 crore as launch costs on GSLV Mk III ,which is even lower than the movie Avenger’s Endgame’s budget of 356 Million US$ is just remarkable in itself.
Failures are a part of science, and it’s the failures with the recorded data, from which we learn from and improve our next try.
“We’ve found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface & orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon.” – ISRO Chairman K Sivan announced on September 8.
For now, we can only hope to reconnect with the Lander.even if it doesn’t, we should still be grateful to ISRO Scientists for the amazing work they have done by completing 95% of their actual mission. We wish the best for them while hoping they make it to the south pole of the Moon next time.