Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Earnings for Advertising Account Managers in the United States come in at around $47K per year on average. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Advertising Account Managers — as high as $12K, $23K and $30K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $33K to $77K. Career duration 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. Female Advertising Account Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. For the most part, Advertising Account Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,075 - $70,275
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,191
10%
50%
90%

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$12.04 - $44.70
(Median)
$12
$18
$45
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$31,075 - $70,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $22,500  
Commission
$3,523 - $30,410  
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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$32,572 - $77,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $73.97  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
Commission
$3,523 - $30,410  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $22,500  
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).
)
$32,572 - $77,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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 $97K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Advertising Account Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 8 percent. It is often found that people who know Advertising are also skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager, Advertising

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. On average, Advertising Account Managers make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $57K.

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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries




Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%