The highest average salaries go to Creative Directors, who bring in close to around $153K per year, though Account Management VPs are not far behind at $144K along with Directors of Analytics ($127K) and Account Directors ($102K). On the lower end are Account Coordinators at about $36K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y. (about $81K), Atlanta, Ga. ($79K), and Washington, DC ($42K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Akron, Ohio at around $31K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $100K per year) in Texas.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $75K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $49K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $96K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) — these employees make the most at approximately $127K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $88K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Advertising; about two in five consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Account Management, Marketing Communications, and Client Interaction.
Benefits and Perks
A third of respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in six workers get sick leave. A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), most employees have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.