An Account Executive, Advertising earns an average salary of $45,190 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,425 - $70,290
(Median)
$29K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,189
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$9.19 - $36.49
(Median)
$9
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,425 - $70,290  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Commission
$3,425 - $76,522  
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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$30,440 - $78,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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
$204.26 - $29,361  
   
Commission
$3,425 - $76,522  
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).
)
$30,440 - $78,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 by Experience Level for Account Executive, Advertising

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,571

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Experience Affects Account Executive, Advertising Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

Project Management
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Account Management
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Client Interaction
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$49,000

Sales
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Advertising
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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