Account Executive with Media / Public Relations Skills Salary

Account Executives with Media / Public Relations skills earn $44K annually on average across the nation, but late-career workers receive a significantly higher median of $90K. The average inexperienced worker earns $44K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $90K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,558 - $60,436
$33K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,027
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90%

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$10.24 - $27.18
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$15
$27
MEDIAN: $15.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,558 - $60,436  
   
Bonus
$502 - $9,839  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $14,899  
Commission
$0.00 - $51,278  
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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$33,485 - $63,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $27.18  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$502 - $9,839  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $51,278  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $14,899  
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).
)
$33,485 - $63,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,882

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Account Executives with Media / Public Relations skills will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Account Executives with Media / Public Relations skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+9 percent), Austin (+7 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Detroit is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Nashville and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Account Executive

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
▲101%

Experienced
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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