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Account Coordinator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Account Coordinators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Account Coordinators. Ranging between $28K near the bottom and $49K near the top, total earnings can include up to $5K from bonuses and up to $5K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $10K. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Account Coordinators survey respondents are women (79 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$28,627 - $47,609
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MEDIAN: $35,394
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$12.14 - $22.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,627 - $47,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $4,596  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$28,240 - $49,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,822
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $22.06  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $31.12  
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 - $4,902  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $4,596  
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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$28,240 - $49,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 528
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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 transition into an upper level Account Director role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $95K per year. 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 Skills for Account Coordinator


Account Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Sales, Event Planning, Customer Relationship Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Media / Public Relations and Social Media Marketing. Most people familiar with 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.


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 $42K. On average, Account Coordinators make $42K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


Account Coordinators will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Account Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+13 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and New York (+3 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Denver and 2 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Account Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Account Coordinator Salaries

Sales
up arrow 17%





Project Coordinating
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Account Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 512 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%