Advertising Sales Representative Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Advertising Sales Representative is $34,497 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Sales and New Business Development. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Advertising Sales Representative Total Pay (?
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$20,357 - $64,686
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MEDIAN: $34,496
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Advertising Sales Representative Total Pay (?
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$7.98 - $17.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,357 - $64,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,879  
Commission
$2,037 - $40,502  
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).
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$23,405 - $79,603  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $17.39  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $20.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,879  
   
Commission
$2,037 - $40,502  
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).
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$23,405 - $79,603  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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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.
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Advertising Sales Representative

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 114%
Los Angeles
up arrow 45%
Austin
up arrow 2%
National Average
$39,000
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Experience Affects Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 66%
New Business Development
up arrow 62%
Sales
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Account Sales
up arrow 25%
Customer Service
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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