Account Coordinator Salary

Account Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K per year. Overall incomes of Account Coordinators generally bottom out at around $29K and peak near $50K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The majority of Account Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,318 - $48,873
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$29K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,173
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$12.51 - $22.34
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$13
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,318 - $48,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$497.61 - $5,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$28,903 - $49,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,078
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $22.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$17.68 - $32.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$497.61 - $5,000  
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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$28,903 - $49,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 645
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Account Director. The average Account Director brings home $96K per year. Account Coordinators most often move into positions as Account Managers or Senior Account Executives; those groups report median salaries that are $14K higher and $28K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


Dominating the field, Xerox Corporation, Macy's, Inc., Comcast Spotlight, Capstrat, and Ketchum are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Account Coordinators. For Account Coordinators, comfortable salaries can be found at Macy's, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $49K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($35K versus $63K) is great.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Account Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relations, Project Coordinating, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Those familiar with Account Management also tend to 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Account Coordinators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,352

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Account Coordinators, 19 percent higher than the national average. Account Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and San Diego (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Account Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Account Coordinator?

Account Coordinator in Spokane:
"Flexible Schedule, Uncompetitive Pay."
Pros: I love the people I work with, the (generally) flexible schedule, and the culture of the company.
Cons: The thing I like the least, and really the only complaint I have about my company, is how much I get paid. Which I'm sure is a popular thing to complain about, but I feel that people here aren't getting paid in line with industry standards for the type of work we're doing.

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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Event Planning
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Account Management
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Customer Service
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Project Management
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Client Interaction
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$36,000

Marketing Communications
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Advertising
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 363 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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