Associate Media Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $112K annually — though Business Intelligence Analysts, Human Resources Generalists, and Assistant Media Planners also do fairly well at around $88K, $53K, and $34K, respectively. On the lower end are Assistant Media Buyers at approximately $33K on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $98K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (65 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $50K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $77K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Detroit, Mich. ($60K), New York, N.Y. (about $57K), and Birmingham, Mich. ($34K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $54K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Qualified Individual, Google Advertising Professionals earn around $56K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Adwords Certifications with credentials; these people earn $55K annually on average. Universal Mccann provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) — these employees rake in $53K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Statistical Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $60K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Universal Mccann is Microsoft Excel, with more than a third considering it a key competency. Strategic Planning, Media Management, and Search Engine Marketing are also desirable skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Universal Mccann's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Universal Mccann gives paid vacation to 44 percent and paid sick leave to a sixth of survey respondents. Nearly all employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all survey participants get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a stock purchase plan.