Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Average Advertising Account Managers in the United States make around $48K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Advertising Account Managers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Advertising Account Managers making up 73 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,549 - $74,212
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,854
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$11.97 - $45.96
(Median)
$12
$18
$46
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,549 - $74,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,947  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
Commission
$8,185 - $48,380  
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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$32,426 - $80,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $73.40  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,947  
   
Commission
$8,185 - $48,380  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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).
)
$32,426 - $80,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 who advance into the role of an Advertising Account Director are fairly uncommon. Advertising Account Directors on average earn $96K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Survey results imply that Advertising Account Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Advertising, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. Those familiar with Advertising also tend to know Marketing Communications and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager, Advertising

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Advertising Account Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Advertising Account Managers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $67K.

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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries



Project Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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