Entry-Level Account Executive, Advertising Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives. The median take-home amount in this area is around $46K, and on average, just under one in three of that final number comes from commissions. Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,562 - $57,737
$30K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,896
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $27.51
$15
MEDIAN: $14.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,562 - $57,737  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$-0.50 - $36,987  
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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$30,123 - $65,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.91  
   
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$98.63 - $15,205  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $36,987  
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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$30,123 - $65,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,927

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

Professionals earn a generous sum in the three largest American cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each offer salaries above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Nashville, 15 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Account Executive, Advertising

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 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
▲5%

Project Management
▲4%

Account Management
▲2%

Marketing Communications
▲2%

National Average
$46,000

Advertising
▼4%

Sales
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 16%
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