Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Average Advertising Account Managers in the United States make around $48K per year. Overall cash earnings of Advertising Account Managers stretch from $32K near the bottom to $77K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $10K each, along with commissions approaching $47K in rare cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Advertising Account Managers. Most Advertising Account Managers survey respondents are women (71 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,048 - $70,157

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$12.04 - $46.64

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,048 - $70,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,248  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $9,933  
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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$32,230 - $76,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $46.64  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $47.98  
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
$0.00 - $10,248  
   
Commission
$3,606 - $46,540  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $9,933  
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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$32,230 - $76,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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It's not very common for Advertising Account Managers to move on to become Advertising Account Directors. Average pay for an Advertising Account Director is $96K annually.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Survey results suggest that Advertising Account Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Project Management, Advertising, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. People who know Project Management usually also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Communications. For most people, competency in Advertising indicates knowledge of 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $54K. Advertising Account Managers bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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



Advertising
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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