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Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary

Median pay for Advertising Account Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $70K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Advertising Account Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Advertising Account Supervisors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,939 - $92,335
MEDIAN: $69,897

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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.
$50,939 - $92,335  
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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).
$52,125 - $94,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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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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Advertising Account Supervisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Advertising Account Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $97K per year. When Advertising Account Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Account Directors or Marketing Directors. Those roles pay an additional $24K and $7K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising

Survey takers who work as Advertising Account Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Account Management, Advertising, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Account Management also tend to know Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Supervisor, Advertising

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

For many Advertising Account Supervisors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $62K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $71K on average. For Advertising Account Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $94K on average.

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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 57 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%