Earning about $238K annually on average, Creative Directors receive the most money, followed by Account Directors ($118K), Account Managers (around $93K), and Senior Art Directors (approximately $90K). With salaries averaging $36K, Account Coordinators are among the lowest paid at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($145K per year) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. ($100K), Dallas, Texas (approximately $91K), and New York, N.Y. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Washington, DC ranks low on the pay scale — at $40K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) employee makes around $168K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $44K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $79K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in around $105K per year.
When it comes to skills, Vendor Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $106K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Advertising; more than a third consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Account Management, Client Interaction, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants have paid vacation, and only about a quarter of survey participants can take paid time off for illness. The vast majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.