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Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Median pay for Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States is around $70K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Advertising Account Supervisors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Advertising Account Supervisors is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,956 - $92,628
MEDIAN: $70,025

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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.
$50,956 - $92,628  
$0.00 - $9,851  
Total Pay (?
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).
$51,892 - $95,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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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Many Advertising Account Supervisors move into an Advertising Account Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $97K per year. The most common next step for an Advertising Account Supervisor is to become an Account Director or a Marketing Director. The former position pays an additional $24K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Advertising Account Supervisors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $62K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $71K. Advertising Account Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Advertising Account Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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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National Average

Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%