Entry-Level Account Executive, Advertising Salary

Commissions form a big slice (one-third) of total compensation for Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives. The median income in this area hovers around $45K. Female Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,627 - $58,264
$30K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,574
10%
50%
90%

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$12.29 - $24.00
$13
MEDIAN: $13.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,627 - $58,264  
   
Bonus
$7.86 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $37,500  
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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$29,636 - $66,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.23  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$7.86 - $20,273  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $37,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$29,636 - $66,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,148

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Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — the three largest cities in the United States — make significantly more than the national average. Nashville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Account Executive, Advertising

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

Client Interaction
▲7%

Project Management
▲6%

Account Management
▲4%

Marketing Communications
▲4%

National Average
$45,000

Advertising
▼3%

Sales
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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