Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Average Advertising Account Managers in the United States make around $47K per year. Overall incomes of Advertising Account Managers generally bottom out at around $32K and peak near $76K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Advertising Account Managers survey respondents are women (71 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,796 - $69,080
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,321
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90%

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$12.08 - $46.37
(Median)
$12
$19
$46
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$30,796 - $69,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,358  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,101  
Commission
$3,606 - $46,540  
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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$32,118 - $76,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $47.98  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,358  
   
Commission
$3,606 - $46,540  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,101  
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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$32,118 - $76,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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 $96K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Advertising Account Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Project Management, Advertising, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. People who know Project Management usually also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Communications. It is often found that people who know Advertising are 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $54K. Advertising Account Managers see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Advertising Account Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $57K.

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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)
0%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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