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Account Manager, Advertising Salary

Median pay for Advertising Account Managers in the United States is around $48K annually. Overall cash earnings of Advertising Account Managers stretch from $32K near the bottom to $79K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $10K each, along with commissions approaching $30K in rare cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Advertising Account Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Advertising Account Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,982 - $71,457
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,537
10%
50%
90%

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$11.88 - $44.38
(Median)
$12
$19
$44
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,982 - $71,457  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $10,380  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $10,304  
Commission
$3,548 - $30,304  
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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$32,313 - $78,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 535
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $44.38  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $73.40  
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
$98.63 - $10,380  
   
Commission
$3,548 - $30,304  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $10,304  
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).
)
$32,313 - $78,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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While not commonly seen, Advertising Account Managers who transition into an Advertising Account Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Advertising Account Directors is $97K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Survey results show that Advertising Account Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Advertising, Project Management, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Communications. The majority of those who know 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $54K. For Advertising Account Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Advertising Account Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $56K.

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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 8%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%