Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Average Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States make around $72K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Advertising Account Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,414 - $95,385
MEDIAN: $72,336

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$52,414 - $95,385  
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$53,454 - $97,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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.

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While not commonly seen, Advertising Account Supervisors who transition into an Advertising Account Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Advertising Account Directors is $97K per year. Advertising Account Supervisors most often move into positions as Account Directors or Marketing Directors; those groups report median salaries that are $22K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for

Advertising Account Supervisors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Advertising, Account Management, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction. The majority of those who know Account Management also know Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For Advertising Account Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $74K. Advertising Account Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Advertising Account Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $96K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%