Average Salary for J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) Employees

J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) pays its employees $75K annually on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Creative Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $238K per year; Account Directors, Senior Art Directors, and Account Supervisors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $110K, around $90K, and $72K, respectively. Financial compensation for Business Development Managers is rather low — on average only about $50K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $50K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) employees (39 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn around $76K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $95K annually) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Dallas, Texas ($81K), New York, N.Y. ($76K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Washington, DC is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $55K. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at about $102K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning $93K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Budget Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $91K per year. A relatively widespread skill at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is Account Management; just under a third of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Advertising, Project Management, and Client Interaction as well.

Benefits and Perks

35 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in four workers can take paid time off for illness. Most employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT)


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$48,068 - $82,723
$39,453 - $125,000

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
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