Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $71K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Advertising Account Supervisors. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Advertising Account Supervisors making up 73 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,830 - $93,876
MEDIAN: $71,002

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$50,830 - $93,876  
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$51,835 - $96,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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 who move on to become Advertising Account Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Advertising Account Directors get paid an average of $96K per year. A common career progression for an Advertising Account Supervisor is to become an Account Director or a Marketing Director. Compared to Advertising Account Supervisors, the first group earns $23K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Survey takers who work as Advertising Account Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Account Management, Advertising, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know 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.

Advertising Account Supervisors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $64K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $72K. Advertising Account Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $96K.

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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
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


73 %
27 %

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: 65% employee benefits None: 6%