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Account Coordinator Salary

Account Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. Total cash compensation for Account Coordinators runs from around $29K to approximately $49K, including potential for up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few receiving commissions as high as $8K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the specific company are driving factors as well. The majority of Account Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,908 - $47,645
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,538
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$12.24 - $22.10
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$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
$28,908 - $47,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,889  
Profit Sharing
$490.94 - $5,034  
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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$28,518 - $49,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $22.10  
   
Overtime
$17.14 - $31.49  
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 - $4,889  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,964  
Profit Sharing
$490.94 - $5,034  
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).
)
$28,518 - $49,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539

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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. When Account Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Account Managers or Senior Account Executives. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $28K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


The lowest salaries can be found at Xerox Corporation — median pay is $37K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $30K and only reaching $42K.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Management, Event Planning, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Those educated in Account Management tend to be well versed 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Account Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Account Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+13 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), New York (+3 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (7 percent lower) and Boston (3 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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Account 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

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 453 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
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%