Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Commissions form a big slice (nearly one in three) of total compensation for Advertising Account Managers. The median income in this area hovers around $54K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Advertising Account Managers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Advertising Account Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,972 - $79,475
$35K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,333
10%
50%
90%

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$13.50 - $25.03
$16
MEDIAN: $16.27
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,972 - $79,475  
   
Bonus
$727 - $16,487  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Commission
$2,074 - $50,000  
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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$35,731 - $90,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.27  
   
Overtime
$25.75  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$727 - $16,487  
   
Commission
$2,074 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$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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$35,731 - $90,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Account Manager, Advertising


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While not commonly seen, Advertising Account Managers who transition into an Advertising Account Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Advertising Account Directors is $96K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Strategic Marketing, Google Ad Words, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 14 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Online Marketing. Most people skilled in Advertising are similarly competent in Marketing Communications and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager, Advertising

Pay by Experience for an Account Manager, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Manager, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Manager, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Account Manager, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 23 salaries. An Account Manager, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,015

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

Advertising Account Managers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. Advertising Account Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent) and Chicago (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Jacksonville Advertising Account Managers earning much less — 35 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (27 percent less) and Austin (17 percent less).

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Key Stats for Account Manager, Advertising

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$54,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲24%

Google Ad Words
▲14%

▲4%





National Average
$54,000

Online Marketing
▼8%

Data Analysis
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 12%
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