12 Nov HOW MUCH DOES A KEYNOTE SPEAKER COST?
There is no set fee for hiring a keynote speaker – speaker fees vary greatly depending on several factors:
- Celebrity speakers or legends in their industry generally charge $60,000 to $100,000+ per keynote.
- Top professional speakers with over 10+ years experience typically charge $20,000 to $50,000.
- Speakers earlier in their careers may charge $5,000 to $15,000.
Scope of Presentation:
- A standard 45-90 minute keynote generally ranges from $10,000-$37,500.
- Half-day and full-day workshops warrant $37,500-$75,000+.
Speaking Engagements per Year:
- Speakers with over 150 engagements may have set fees around $37,500.
- Those with under 20 engagements may charge less, like $7,500-$15,000.
Location and Event Size:
- For destination events or conferences with thousands of attendees, speaker fees often start at $30,000+.
- Local engagements or small events may negotiate fees closer to $5,000-$10,000.
In general, $15,000-$25,000 is typical for an experienced professional keynote speaker at a major conference. But the most in-demand speakers can charge far more based on their draw, brilliance, and audience size/resources.