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Advertising Sales Representative Salary

The average salary for an Advertising Sales Representative is $35,023 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$20,443 - $58,028
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MEDIAN: $35,023
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$8.01 - $16.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,443 - $58,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $18,000  
Commission
$2,061 - $40,547  
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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$22,842 - $76,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $16.88  
   
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 - $20,243  
   
Commission
$2,061 - $40,547  
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).
)
$22,842 - $76,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Advertising Sales Representative


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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

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
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%