Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $80K annually. The greater proportion of employees (53 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $52K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $108K annually) can be spotted in Parsippany, N.J.; Atlanta, Ga. ($66K), New York, N.Y. (about $63K), and Chicago, Ill. (around $48K) are the next top-paying cities. Ogilvy and Mather workers in New Jersey earn the most — approximately $108K per year on average.
Art Directors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $90K annually; Executive Assistants come in second with average earnings amounting to around $77K, while Advertising Account Planners and Account Executives rank near the top as well (about $76K and $54K, respectively). With salaries averaging $40K, Assistant Account Executives are among the lowest paid at Ogilvy and Mather.
Certifications and Degrees
The best paid folks at Ogilvy and Mather have a B.A. in Communication, earning around $183K per year.
When it comes to skills, Market Research seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $85K annually. Folks here also tend to know Account Management; on the survey, slightly more than a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Advertising, and Client Interaction.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about two in five survey participants receiving paid vacation and close to a third of workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of survey participants use it to save for retirement. At Ogilvy and Mather, most workers have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym membership.