Account Executive, Advertising Salary

An Account Executive, Advertising earns an average salary of $43,653 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Read More
$29,023 - $66,209
$29K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,617
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.03 - $37.10
$9
$17
$37
MEDIAN: $16.56
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,023 - $66,209  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Commission
$3,523 - $54,631  
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).
)
$30,747 - $75,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $37.10  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$150.00 - $25,000  
   
Commission
$3,523 - $54,631  
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).
)
$30,747 - $75,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Account Executive, Advertising


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Account Executive, Advertising Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Account Executive, Advertising

Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive, Advertising

Pay by Experience for an Account Executive, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Executive, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Executive, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Account Executive, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 41 salaries. An Account Executive, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,141

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Account Executive, Advertising Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Account Executive, Advertising?

Account Executive, Advertising in Chico:
"Uncapped commission."
Pros: I like being able to meet business owners and learn more about them and their business. I like being able to personalize an ad campaign according to what works best for them.
Cons: High stress position. Relying on commission sales to have a good sized paycheck.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Account Executive, Advertising

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

▲18%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries




National Average
$48,000

Advertising
▼1%

Sales
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
ADVERTISEMENT