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

J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) pays its employees $78K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) employees is your role at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Account Supervisor (3)
$52,381 - $92,320  
[-]Account Supervisor (3)
Salary$55,172 - $92,852  
Total Pay$52,381 - $92,320  
[+]Account Executive (3)
$30,674 - $66,313  
[+]Account Executive (3)
Salary$31,122 - $60,307  
Total Pay$30,674 - $66,313  
[+]Vice President (VP), Account Management (2)
$93,885 - $215,122  
[+]Vice President (VP), Account Management (2)
Salary$88,805 - $186,855  
Total Pay$93,885 - $215,122  
[+]Account Coordinator (2)
$27,887 - $43,742  
[+]Account Coordinator (2)
Salary$29,102 - $43,958  
Total Pay$27,887 - $43,742  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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.

Key Stats for J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT)


60 %
40 %
$32,438 - $95,000
$30,913 - $103,209
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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