Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary
|Salary||$50,199 - $102,205|
|Bonus||$1,163 - $10,263|
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|$53,047 - $103,631|
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.Read More...
In his/her supervisory capacity, the account supervisor will have some level of approval at most stages of ad development, from campaign pitches and creative assets to suggested media vectors. Those in this position also help ensure that all of these elements are consistent with the accounts' existing branding and are pleasing to the client, as well.
Account supervisors often check-in with clients on an individual basis to get their honest feedback of how their advertising account representatives are handling their business. As new accounts are pitched and contracted, the supervisor may determine which in-house representatives will handle the new business and seek to match the strengths of his staff with the needs of the client.
Advertising account supervisors must have outstanding interpersonal skills to work well with his/her representatives and network with clients. They must also have excellent organizational skills to manage the staff and keep appropriate tabs on their work, and may have to make budgetary or hiring decisions, as well.
To work as an account supervisor in advertising, applicants should typically have a university degree and some experience in communications or marketing. Many employers also prefer candidates with prior experience as account representatives, as well. Those in this position generally work long hours in an office environment during traditional weekly business hours.
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
Many Advertising Account Supervisors move into an Account Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $97K per year. An Advertising Account Director role is the most common promotion for Advertising Account Supervisors moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $96K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Advertising Account Supervisors is a Marketing Manager position, where earnings are usually $61K.
Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising
Survey takers who work as Advertising Account Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Advertising, Client Interaction, and Account Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Account Management also know Advertising.
Pay by Experience Level for Account Supervisor, Advertising
Pay by Experience for an Account Supervisor, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Supervisor, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Supervisor, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Account Supervisor, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 30 salaries. An Account Supervisor, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 9 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Advertising Account Supervisors, 10 percent higher than the national average. Advertising Account Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+2 percent) and Los Angeles (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 13 percent below the national average.
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