Years of Experience
Average pay is $79K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (52 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $52K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K per year) can be spotted in Parsippany, N.J.; Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $66K), New York, N.Y. (about $63K), and Minneapolis, Minn. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($48K) in Chicago, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Ogilvy and Mather pays its New Jersey employees the most; the pay rate there is $108K annually.
Art Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $88K per year; Executive Assistants, Advertising Account Planners, and Account Executives also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $77K, $76K, and about $54K, respectively. Financial compensation for Assistant Account Executives is rather low — on average only $40K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Ogilvy and Mather workers who hold a B.A. in Communication are also well compensated, earning approximately $183K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Market Research; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $85K annually. A garden variety skill at Ogilvy and Mather is Account Management; just under one in four of Ogilvy and Mather's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Advertising, Client Interaction, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Ogilvy and Mather; the company rewards only 43 percent with paid vacation time and only a third of survey participants with sick leave. Most employees save for retirement through Ogilvy and Mather's 401(k) plan. Most respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and gym membership.