Earnings for Advertising Account Managers in the United States come in at around $51K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Advertising Account Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Advertising Account Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,187 - $80,095
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,907
10%
50%
90%

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$11.88 - $44.38
(Median)
$12
$17
$44
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,187 - $80,095  
   
Bonus
$988 - $20,259  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$3,606 - $29,364  
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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$35,901 - $90,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $44.38  
   
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
$988 - $20,259  
   
Commission
$3,606 - $29,364  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,901 - $90,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Many Advertising Account Managers move into an Advertising Account Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $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. Lucky workers who know Strategic Marketing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Account Management and Marketing Communications are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 27 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis. Those proficient in Advertising are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $64K. Advertising Account Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Advertising Account Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $69K.

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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 27%

Account Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Advertising
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$53,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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