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Average Salary for American Cancer Society (ACS) Employees

Compensation for American Cancer Society (ACS) employees tends to be around $52K annually. Though how long you've been working and what you do at the company do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at American Cancer Society (ACS). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

American Cancer Society (ACS) typically pays:
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Employer: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Administrative Assistant (8)
$25,993 - $47,513  
[-]Administrative Assistant (8)
Total Pay$25,993 - $47,513  
[+]Account Representative (3)
$35,758 - $74,883  
[+]Account Representative (3)
Salary$35,216 - $73,532  
Total Pay$35,758 - $74,883  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
$40,998 - $76,373  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
Total Pay$40,998 - $76,373  
[+]Business Development Representative (2)
$25,018 - $60,359  
[+]Business Development Representative (2)
Salary$27,696 - $57,871  
Total Pay$25,018 - $60,359  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Median pay is highest in Tampa ($90K per year), followed by Atlanta ($75K), Houston ($67K), and Washington, DC (around $66K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Austin — at about $32K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Georgia, where salaries average out at approximately $74K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $39K. Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns around $55K. By and large, the biggest segment of American Cancer Society (ACS)'s workforce (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home $67K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Account Representatives — their earnings average about $55K. Business Development Managers are a close second at approximately $48K along with Community Relations Specialists ($46K) and Business Development Representatives (approximately $42K). American Cancer Society (ACS) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Community Relations Managers (around $36K).

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $76K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Public Accountant s with credentials; these people typically earn $74K annually. American Cancer Society (ACS) workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $67K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Business Development; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $85K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Relationship Management ; slightly less than a fifth consider it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Project Management, Fundraising, and Event Planning.


Employees skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 38 percent receiving paid vacation and nearly one in four workers receiving sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. American Cancer Society (ACS) also dishes out privileges such as life insurance and flexible hours.

Key Stats

84 %
16 %
$33,143 - $71,746
$34,626 - $86,500
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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