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Account Coordinator Salary

Account Coordinators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. Overall cash earnings of Account Coordinators stretch from $29K near the bottom to $49K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the individual firm. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Job satisfaction for Account Coordinators is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,903 - $47,858
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,603
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$12.31 - $22.17
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$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,903 - $47,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,904  
Profit Sharing
$492.44 - $4,966  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,982  
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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$28,510 - $49,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $22.17  
   
Overtime
$16.76 - $31.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,904  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,982  
Profit Sharing
$492.44 - $4,966  
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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$28,510 - $49,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547

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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.

Common Career Paths for Account Coordinator


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Account Coordinators who go on to become Account Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Account Directors is $95K annually. It is quite typical for Account Coordinators to transition into roles as Account Managers or Senior Account Executives, where reported median earnings are $14K and $28K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


Pay for Account Coordinators is the lowest at Xerox Corporation, which has a median salary of $37K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $42K.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Survey results imply that Account Coordinators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Coordinating, Customer Relationship Management, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. It is often found that people who know Account Management are also skilled in 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 $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Account Coordinators in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Account Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Denver (8 percent lower).

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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Client Interaction
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Account Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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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 425 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
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: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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