Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Advertising Sales Representative Salary (United States)

Commissions constitute a big slice (roughly two-fifths on average) of overall compensation for Advertising Sales Representatives, and the median take-home for this group lies near $39K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Some workers in this field — just over one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Advertising Sales Representative Salary (?
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.
)
$20,676 - $60,139
(Median)
21K
27K
35K
45K
60K
MEDIAN: $34,727
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Advertising Sales Representative Salary (?
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.
)
$8.07 - $17.05
(Median)
8
9
12
15
17
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,676 - $60,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,300  
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $18,000  
Commission
$2,397 - $40,963  
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).
)
$23,393 - $77,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $17.05  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $21.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,300  
   
Commission
$2,397 - $40,963  
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $18,000  
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).
)
$23,393 - $77,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
Is Advertising Sales Representative your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Advertising Sales Representative

An advertising sales representative works for companies that generate revenue by selling some aspect of their media space to advertisers. Typically, the advertising sales representative works for a media outlet such as a television or radio station, newspaper, or magazine. However, an increasing number of large companies are using advertising sales representatives to help generate online ad revenue as well.
Read More...
Advertising Sales Representative Tasks
  • Recommend appropriate sizes and formats for advertising, depending on medium being used.
  • Sell or solicit advertising, including graphic art, advertising space in publications, custom made signs, or TV and radio advertising time.
  • Deliver advertising or illustration proofs to customers for approval.

Common Career Paths for Advertising Sales Representative

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
Advertising Sales Representatives who move into an Administrative Assistant role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Administrative Assistants earn $31K.

Advertising Sales Representative Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Survey takers who work as Advertising Sales Representatives report a focused set of job skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Advertising Sales Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $36K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $45K. Advertising Sales Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Advertising Sales Representatives who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $45K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 86%
Austin
up arrow 11%
National Average
$39,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
With a pay rate for Advertising Sales Representatives that is 86 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Advertising Sales Representatives will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+11 percent).

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Sales
up arrow 3%
National Average
$39,000
Customer Service
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%