Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

The average Advertising Account Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $73K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Advertising Account Supervisors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Advertising Account Supervisors survey respondents are women (72 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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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There are some Advertising Account Supervisors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Advertising Account Directors, where earnings are an average $96K annually. Career advancement for the typical Advertising Account Supervisor often leads to becoming an Account Director or a Marketing Director; median salaries in these positions are $21K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Advertising Account Supervisors who took the survey. 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 and Account Management. Most people skilled in Account Management are similarly competent in Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Supervisor, Advertising

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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $65K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $75K. Advertising Account Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $96K.

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Experience Affects Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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Skills That Affect Account Supervisor, Advertising Salaries

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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%