Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $81K annually. The greater proportion of employees (53 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $52K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K annually) can be spotted in Parsippany, N.J.; Atlanta, Ga. ($66K), New York, N.Y. (about $62K), and Chicago, Ill. ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at $108K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Art Directors, Advertising Account Planners, Account Executives, and Assistant Account Executives; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $90K annually, the other salaries come in at around $76K, $54K, and $40K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Ogilvy and Mather workers who hold a B.A. in Communication are also well compensated, earning approximately $183K on average.
In this position, it pays to have Graphic Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $135K per year. Account Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-fifth of Ogilvy and Mather's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Project Management, Strategic Marketing, and Advertising.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Ogilvy and Mather gives paid vacation days to two in five respondents and sick leave to 28 percent. To plan for old age, almost all survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of employees also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym membership.