An Account Executive, Advertising earns an average salary of $41,316 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job.
Account Executive, Advertising Total Pay (?
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$28,250 - $59,101
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MEDIAN: $41,316
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Account Executive, Advertising Total Pay (?
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$7.98 - $26.89
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,250 - $59,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,763  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $5,045  
Commission
$1,914 - $45,287  
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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$30,475 - $67,671  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $26.89  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,763  
   
Commission
$1,914 - $45,287  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $5,045  
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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$30,475 - $67,671  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,647
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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
  • Participate in meetings, events, and activities for strategy and sales.
  • Achieve individual sales goals, and document client contact and reviews.
  • 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.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Washington
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Atlanta
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National Average
$44,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

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Account Management
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Project Management
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Marketing Communications
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Advertising
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National Average
$44,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 353 votes.
Gender
Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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