Account Coordinator Salary

Pay for Account Coordinators in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $29K and hits $50K on the high end. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. The vast majority (80 percent) of Account Coordinators who took the survey are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,032 - $48,362

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$12.42 - $21.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,032 - $48,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,859  
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $5,051  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,982  
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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$28,664 - $49,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,886
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $21.92  
   
Overtime
$17.40 - $31.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,859  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,982  
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $5,051  
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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$28,664 - $49,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 576
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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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At the upper end, Account Coordinators who move into an Account Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Account Directors is a much higher $95K per year. Account Managers or Senior Account Executives are common next-step roles for Account Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Account Managers is $14K higher on average, and it's $27K higher for Senior Account Executives.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Account Coordinator


Account Coordinators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Macy's, Inc., where the median salary comes to $44K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($28K) and those starting out ($63K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Account Coordinator


Survey results imply that Account Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Coordinating, Project Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Most people experienced in 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 $43K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $42K on average.

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 will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and New York (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Denver (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
up arrow 16%


Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Account Management
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$36,000

Advertising
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 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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