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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. The range in cash compensation to Account Coordinators ($29K to $49K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Job satisfaction for Account Coordinators is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$28,940 - $48,048
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,673
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$12.33 - $22.15
(Median)
$12
$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
$28,940 - $48,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,912  
Profit Sharing
$492.44 - $4,966  
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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$28,565 - $49,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,845
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $22.15  
   
Overtime
$16.72 - $31.76  
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 - $4,912  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,964  
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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$28,565 - $49,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Account Director, where median compensation is $95K annually. A common career progression for an Account Coordinator is to become an Account Manager or a Senior Account Executive. Compared to Account Coordinators, the first group earns $14K more on average, and the second group earns $28K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


Xerox Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $37K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $42K.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Account Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Coordinating, Event Planning, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Those proficient in Account Management are, more often than not, 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. Account Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Account Coordinators, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average 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 (+5 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are 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
up arrow 4%

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
up arrow 1%

Advertising
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 421 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: 15%
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