Account Coordinators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $38K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Account Coordinators stretch from $30K near the bottom to $51K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $5K each, along with commissions approaching $10K in rare cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Work is enjoyable for Account Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Account Coordinators (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,991 - $50,260
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MEDIAN: $37,908
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$12.79 - $22.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,991 - $50,260  
   
Bonus
$198.78 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $5,068  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,084  
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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$29,536 - $51,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $34.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$198.78 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $5,068  
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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$29,536 - $51,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 573
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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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There are some Account Coordinators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Account Directors, where earnings are an average $97K annually. Account Coordinators typically move into roles as Account Managers or Senior Account Executives, and those positions pay $12K more and $26K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


Xerox Corporation, Macy's, Inc., Comcast Spotlight, Capstrat, and Ketchum are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Estee Lauder Companies Inc offers the most; Account Coordinators earn $57K on average there. Account Coordinators will also find cushy salaries at Macy's, Inc. (+$49K), Comcast Cable, Inc. (+$41K), and Comcast Spotlight (+$38K).

Workers at C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Ketchum, and Xerox Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $34K, $36K, and $38K respectively.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Data Analysis, Project Coordinating, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Account Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Account Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,804

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For those looking to make money, Account Coordinators in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Account Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+19 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and New York (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Employers pay around 7 percent less in St. Louis and 4 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$38,000


Skills That Affect Account Coordinator Salaries


Data Analysis
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Project Coordinating
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Account Management
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Client Interaction
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Office
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$38,000

Project Management
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Marketing Communications
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Advertising
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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