Account Manager, Advertising Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Advertising Account Managers (about a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $53K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most Advertising Account Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Advertising Account Managers (65 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,609 - $79,790
$35K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,320
10%
50%
90%

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$13.50 - $25.03
$16
MEDIAN: $16.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,609 - $79,790  
   
Bonus
$514 - $19,560  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$35,464 - $91,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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
$514 - $19,560  
   
Commission
$2,074 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$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).
)
$35,464 - $91,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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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, facility with Strategic Marketing, Google Ad Words, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 16 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Online Marketing. Most people experienced in Advertising also 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. Advertising Account Managers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $69K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,210

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 38 percent. Advertising Account Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent) and Chicago (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Advertising Account Manager's salary, with Jacksonville Advertising Account Managers earning salaries that are 34 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Austin (25 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Account Manager, Advertising

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$53,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲26%

Google Ad Words
▲16%

▲6%





National Average
$53,000

Online Marketing
▼7%

Data Analysis
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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