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

The average J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) employee earns $78K annually. Though geography and how long you've been working do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) typically pays:
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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Creative Directors, Account Management VPs, Directors of Analytics, and Account Directors; while the first receives the highest median pay at $153K per year, the other salaries come in at $144K, about $127K, and approximately $102K, respectively. Account Coordinators at J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $36K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y. ($88K), Atlanta, Ga. ($79K), and Washington, DC (approximately $42K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Akron, Ohio at $32K. By state, J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is about $100K per year.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $48K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $70K per year. The largest slice of the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $96K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) compensates B.A. in Economics and Mathematics-holders the most at $127K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $88K annually. Advertising is a popular skill in the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) workforce; close to two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Account Management, Client Interaction, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 29 percent receiving paid vacation and around a sixth of workers receiving sick leave. J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. For a large number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT)


58 %
42 %
$32,438 - $95,000
$33,500 - $102,610
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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