Advertising Sales Representative Salary

Total annual pay for Advertising Sales Representatives is approximately $39K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — roughly a third on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Women make up the majority of Advertising Sales Representatives (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,557 - $60,893
$21K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,615
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$8.98 - $18.63
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$0$67K
Salary $20,557 - $60,893
Bonus $500 - $30,252
Profit Sharing $2,600
Commission $1,751 - $38,000
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).
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$21,525 - $67,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.98 - $18.63
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $19.60
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $500 - $30,252
Commission $1,751 - $38,000
Profit Sharing $2,600
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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$21,525 - $67,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

  • Deliver advertising or illustration proofs to customers for approval.
  • Sell or solicit advertising, including graphic art, advertising space in publications, custom made signs, or TV and radio advertising time.
  • Recommend appropriate sizes and formats for advertising, depending on medium being used.

Common Career Paths for Advertising Sales Representative


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It's not very common for Advertising Sales Representatives to move on to become Advertising Account Managers. Average pay for an Advertising Account Manager is $49K annually. Moving from an Advertising Sales Representative to Administrative Assistant or Marketing Coordinator is a more common career path, however.

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Pay by Experience Level for Advertising Sales Representative

Pay by Experience for an Advertising Sales Representative has a positive trend. An entry-level Advertising Sales Representative with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Advertising Sales Representative with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Advertising Sales Representative which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 40 salaries. An Advertising Sales Representative with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Advertising Sales Representative?

Advertising Sales Representative in Temecula:
Pros: Commissions, experience earned, industry.
Cons: Stress level, lack of sales tools, lack of telecommute opportunity.

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Key Stats for Advertising Sales Representative

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$39,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Advertising Sales Representative Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲5%

National Average
$39,000

Sales
▼2%

Advertising
▼11%

Customer Service
▼26%

Account Sales
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 23%
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