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

Employees at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) make $80K per year on average. Though your city and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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Key Stats for J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT)


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$35,745 - $86,476
$35,622 - $104,514
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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