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Account Planner, Advertising Salary (United States)

Average Advertising Account Planners in the United States make around $49K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Advertising Account Planners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Advertising Account Planners who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Account Planner, Advertising Salary (?
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.
$32,531 - $100,899
MEDIAN: $49,130
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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.
$32,531 - $100,899  
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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).
$33,045 - $102,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Account Planner, Advertising

  • Represent the needs of the client to the creative team to ensure the final product is consistent with client expectations.
  • Conduct research to determine the best strategies for reaching the client’s target audience.
  • Monitor the results of the advertising campaign to evaluate its effectiveness, and make changes when necessary.
  • Work together with clients to establish an advertising campaign’s objectives, target audience, and message.
  • Keep clients briefed on advertising project progress and receive feedback from clients.

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Popular Skills for Account Planner, Advertising

Advertising Account Planners who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Client Interaction, Market Research, and Strategic Marketing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Strategic Marketing. Most people who know Market Research also know Client Interaction.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Advertising Account Planners in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Advertising Account Planners will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent) and New York (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

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Experience Affects Account Planner, Advertising Salaries

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Skills That Affect Account Planner, Advertising Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%