Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Median pay for Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States is around $73K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Advertising Account Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Advertising Account Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,276 - $97,054
MEDIAN: $73,052

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$53,276 - $97,054  
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$54,450 - $98,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Advertising Account Supervisors move into roles as Advertising Account Directors, where pay is an average $96K 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 $21K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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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 Advertising, Account Management, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Client Interaction and Account Management. 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $65K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $75K. Advertising Account Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Advertising Account Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $96K on average.

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Experience Affects Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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Skills That Affect Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

National Average

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Account Management
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Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


72 %
28 %

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: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%