Hi All. I am Director of sales and operations at an event space in Brooklyn NYC. I feel as though I am severely underpaid. Just fielding the community in hopes of answers. Thanks in advance.

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I'd say the average for NYC would be around $175k


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Sales for an event space? So would comparable jobs be sales & operations for catering, conventions, meetings?


Thanks all of you! Sorry if my question was insanely vague as I am new to this app and was/is a little hesitant to ask anything.
1. I work for a Venue in Brooklyn that books many events.
-Corporate & Social events ie: HBO, Spotify, Google, YSL, Discovery Channel, Adidas, NFT parties etc.
-Hold & Film for many popular television shows.
-Birthday Parties
-Immersive Theatre Shows
( and more! Just a little list so you have the idea)
Job Duties
2. All sales, follow up with invoicing and contracts and monitor all payments.
3. Produce and follow through operations for each event
4. Tour the space to prospective clients
5. Staffing for each event ( we are a licensed bar)
6. I am getting paid a 65K in NYC.


You are being cheated! That pay doesn’t match that title in that city.

How much are you currently making? That would help with breaking down what you should be making in comparison with your YOE

What do you mean by event space? Is this tech enabled events (Hopin, etc) or you sell something like physical conference room space for events?

I forgot to mention the venue is roughly 4,000 square feet with an outdoor space of 2,000 square feet.

Do you make commission too? What is your annual goal? Do you have a sales team?
Sounds like we have very similar jobs, I'm also at a venue in Brooklyn and know I'm being severely lowballed. Currently at 60k plus commish.

Its just me and a jr events coordinator. Thats the team. I am thinking to ask for 80k + 3% commission. Is that outrageous considering right now I am making 60k + 1%?

I also have 1 person on my team. Our 4% commission pool is split 70/30. Pre pandemic our annual goal was like 2.2M. Budget this year was lowered due to pandemic uncertainty to 1.5M but I'm already close to reaching it and it's only May. What is your annual goal? I definitely think 60k +1% is low. Ask for that raise!!!

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