Account Coordinator Salary
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.Read More...
An accounts coordinator must have excellent people skills, which they must use to maintain good relationships with their company’s clients. They also need strong organizational skills, as they will assist with planning events, maintaining research databases, and scheduling meetings. This position is usually entry-level, and account coordinators typically have recently graduated from a bachelor's program in publications, communications, or a related field. A customer service background or other experience working with the public generally is preferred.
Account Coordinator Tasks
- Develop and execute a comprehensive public relations program for clients.
- Coordinate with account executives to research and develop client programs.
- Develop working relationship with clients and produce monthly reports.
Common Career Paths for Account Coordinator
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
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.
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