An Account Executive, Advertising earns an average salary of $44,709 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,299 - $70,077
$29K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,708
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$9.19 - $36.49
$9
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$36
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,299 - $70,077  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Commission
$3,394 - $56,673  
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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$30,345 - $78,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.13 - $29,361  
   
Commission
$3,394 - $56,673  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$30,345 - $78,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Account Executive, Advertising

An account executive’s role varies widely across industries. An account executive at an advertising firm is focused on client relations and acquisition. At larger advertising firms, an advertising account executive may hold only one of two roles, acquisition of new clients or maintenance of existing clients; however, at a smaller company, a single executive may perform all functions. The account executive serves as the direct link between the agency and the existing (or potential) client. Thus, strong interpersonal skills are required, since customer service and satisfaction is used to determine the success of an executive. Other job functions may include contract negotiation and interfacing with distributors and media outlets for advertisement placement.

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Account Executive, Advertising Tasks

  • Develop and maintain contact with clients, promote products and services, and coordinating documentation and referrals.
  • Submit and analyze pricing requests, and adhere to standard operating procedures.
  • Participate in meetings, events, and activities for strategy and sales.
  • Achieve individual sales goals, and document client contact and reviews.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,461

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Key Stats for Account Executive, Advertising

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Account Executive, Advertising Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries




Advertising
0%

Sales
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National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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