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Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $70K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Advertising Account Supervisors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Work is enjoyable for Advertising Account Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,348 - $92,193
MEDIAN: $69,787

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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.
$50,348 - $92,193  
$0.00 - $9,851  
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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).
$51,412 - $94,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Account Supervisor, Advertising

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Advertising Account Supervisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Advertising Account Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $97K per year. Advertising Account Supervisors most often move into positions as Account Directors or Marketing Directors; those groups report median salaries that are $24K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Advertising Account Supervisors report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Account Management, Advertising, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Account Management indicates knowledge of Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Supervisor, Advertising

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

Advertising Account Supervisors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. Advertising Account Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $92K on average.

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Experience Affects Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

Account Management
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Client Interaction

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.


74 %
26 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%