Account Coordinator Salary

Account Coordinators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. Total cash compensation for Account Coordinators runs from around $29K to approximately $50K, including potential for up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few receiving commissions as high as $8K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Account Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,008 - $48,527
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$29K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,705
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$12.30 - $22.11
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,008 - $48,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,898  
Profit Sharing
$493.88 - $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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$28,612 - $49,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,866
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.30 - $22.11  
   
Overtime
$17.14 - $31.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,898  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,964  
Profit Sharing
$493.88 - $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).
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$28,612 - $49,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570
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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 $95K 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 $27K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


For Account Coordinators, comfortable salaries can be found at Macy's, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $44K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($28K versus $63K) is great.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Coordinating, Event Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Most people who know 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Account Coordinators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Account Coordinators, 16 percent above the national average. Account Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+14 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and New York (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in St. Louis and 8 percent less in Denver, 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.

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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 401 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
64%
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: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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