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Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Median pay for Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Advertising Account Supervisors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Advertising Account Supervisors survey respondents are women (74 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,910 - $91,698
MEDIAN: $69,415

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National Salary Data (?
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$50,910 - $91,698  
$0.00 - $9,923  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,500  
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).
$52,261 - $94,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Advertising Account Supervisors. Many move into an Advertising Account Director role where pay averages at $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 focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Account Management, Client Interaction, and Advertising 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Advertising Account Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $62K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $70K. Advertising Account Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. 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 $93K on average.

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Experience Affects Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

Account Management
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Client Interaction
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 5%