Account Coordinator Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Account Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $36K per year. Overall cash earnings of Account Coordinators stretch from $29K near the bottom to $50K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,074 - $48,599
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,737
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$12.39 - $22.20
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,074 - $48,599  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,898  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,042  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,964  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,690 - $49,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,878
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $22.20  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $31.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,898  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,964  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,042  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,690 - $49,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 574
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Job Description for Account Coordinator

Account coordinator is generally an entry-level public relations job in which an individual takes care of day-to-day activities servicing account holders. They often deal with marketing, advertising, and other clerical and administrative duties related to marketing. They perform tasks such as writing press releases and media writing, research and creating presentations, and attending public events as a representative of the company. The work environment can vary widely from an office setting to business meetings to even outdoor events; the job may require some traveling as well. An accounts coordinator can work for many different companies, but they are typically found in industries or departments that deal with public relations and media.

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Account Coordinator Tasks

  • Develop working relationship with clients and produce monthly reports.
  • Coordinate with account executives to research and develop client programs.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive public relations program for clients.

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Account Coordinators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Account Director. The average Account Director brings home $95K per year. Account Coordinators typically move into roles as Account Managers or Senior Account Executives, and those positions pay $14K more and $27K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


Macy's, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $44K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $28K to a high of $63K.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Coordinating, Project Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Most people experienced in Account Management also know Customer Service and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. Account Coordinators bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Account Coordinators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Account Coordinators, 15 percent higher than the national average. Account Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Seattle (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and San Diego (7 percent less).

Account Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Account Coordinator?

Account Coordinator in Los Angeles:
Pros: I do flexibility with my schedule occasionally. They do provide drinks and snacks. I can wear casual clothing and the atmosphere is casual.
Cons: The company morale is very low. The employees are extremely underpaid. I have been contractor for 10 months now and I receive no benefits.

Account Coordinator in New York:
"Great job - Many Opportunities For Growth."
Pros: Ability to learn a lot, ask many questions and shadow coworkers. Independent yet collaborative work environment for go-getters who take initiative. Great space- programmatic advertising. The role is what you make it.
Cons: Lots of moving pieces that are necessary to stay on top of. Lots of accounts to manage, which can be stressful. Role is still being defined so I sometimes feel as though I'm being pulled in several different directions at once. Great corporate culture with a youthful vibe. Ability to telecommute. Amazing office space.

Account Coordinator in Cincinnati:
"Organically Grown Family Company."
Pros: Loyal clients, great team to work with and on. Positive leadership excited for change, but a little hesitant to break away completely from parent company. Short commute. Good project management experience for myself.
Cons: Culture of a full service creative agency is still developing, agency is still learning who they are and how they differ from their parent company. Creative talent is lacking. Our clients are loyal but rely on us more for technical, adaptive work than strategic, conceptual design work.

Account Coordinator in Jackson:
"Outdoor PR."
Pros: We work with company that support the activities which I partake in. I get to support the lifestyle I live.
Cons: Little pay, small part of the actually task at hand.

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Experience Affects Account Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Account Coordinator Salaries

Sales
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Customer Service
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Event Planning
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Account Management
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Client Interaction
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$36,000

Customer Relations
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Advertising
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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