Median pay for Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $73K annually. Pay ranges from $54K on the low end to $99K per year on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Advertising Account Supervisors (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Advertising Account Supervisors is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,419 - $97,955
MEDIAN: $73,184

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$51,419 - $97,955  
$1,163 - $10,263  
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$53,699 - $98,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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Job Description for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Generally, an account supervisor in advertising leads an accounts department within an advertising agency or similar commercial messaging and communications company. The account supervisor helps ensure that the company's clients are satisfied with the advertising account representatives assigned to them and that all advertising, from the pitch stage to deployment, matches clients' needs and exceeds their expectations.


Account Supervisor, Advertising Tasks

  • Cultivate client relationships and focus on long-term client retention and profitability.
  • Execute advertising, promotion and/or marketing programs for clients.
  • Supervise advertising account staff.

Common Career Paths for Account Supervisor, Advertising

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Advertising Account Supervisors who move on to become Account Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Account Directors get paid an average of $97K per year. Advertising Account Supervisors typically move into roles as Advertising Account Directors or Marketing Directors, and those positions pay $21K more and $5K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Advertising Account Supervisors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Advertising, Account Management, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Client Interaction and Account Management. Most people familiar with Account Management also know Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Supervisor, Advertising

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

For Advertising Account Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. Advertising Account Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. As Advertising Account Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $84K.

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Experience Affects Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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Skills That Affect Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


66 %
34 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 5%