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Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Earnings for Advertising Account Managers in the United States come in at around $47K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Advertising Account Managers can bottom out near $32K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Advertising Account Managers making up 71 percent. Most Advertising Account Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,844 - $68,802
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,824
10%
50%
90%

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$12.11 - $45.15
(Median)
$12
$18
$45
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,844 - $68,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $10,067  
Commission
$3,452 - $30,767  
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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$32,285 - $76,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 413
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
   
Commission
$3,452 - $30,767  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $10,067  
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).
)
$32,285 - $76,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Account Manager, Advertising

Advertising account manager are responsible for effectively managing all advertising accounts for their company. They participate in all aspects of advertising, from idea creation to development to advertising distribution. These managers work with advertising professionals to increase brand loyalty and build advertising accounts for their organization, as well as develop excellent business relationships with customers and external partners. Advertising account managers also use market research to help implement advertising campaigns in an efficient way. Generally, they report their progress to the advertising vice president in their department.

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Account Manager, Advertising Tasks

  • Work with customers to plan and implement advertising campaigns.
  • Serve as a liaison between the customer and design team.
  • Develop proposals for advertising strategies to present to potential and current customers.

Common Career Paths for Account Manager, Advertising


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Advertising Account Managers often transition into Advertising Account Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Advertising Account Directors earn $97K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Job skills reported by Advertising Account Managers are limited. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Project Management, Advertising, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 7 percent. Those educated in Advertising tend to be well versed in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager, Advertising

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Advertising Account Managers make a median salary of $62K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Advertising Account Managers report making only $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries




Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
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