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Assistant Account Executive Salary (United States)

Roughly nine in ten of Assistant Account Executives report fewer than five years in the field, and the median pay in this field is about $36K annually. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. On average, Assistant Account Executives make $51K following one to two decades on the job. A solid majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than five percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise nearly one-eighth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 1 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assistant Account Executive Salary (?
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$29,853 - $44,304
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MEDIAN: $35,841
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Assistant Account Executive Salary (?
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$12.05 - $21.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,853 - $44,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,505  
Profit Sharing
$1,930 - $2,070  
Commission
$0.00 - $47,957  
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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$29,909 - $45,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $21.30  
   
Overtime
$7.70 - $29.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,505  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $47,957  
Profit Sharing
$1,930 - $2,070  
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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$29,909 - $45,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Assistant Account Executive

Assistant account executives provide professional support for executives in an organization. They perform a large number of administrative tasks such as handling appointments, making alterations to office schedules, and maintaining office databases. Aside from the clerical duties performed, an assistant account executive also aids executives by participating in brainstorming activities, office meetings, and client meetings.
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Assistant Account Executive Tasks
  • Track, analyze, and summarize client and industry news.
  • Update and maintain project data in order to create clear and accurate reports on project progress.
  • Assist in running the internal day-to-day operations of a client account.
  • Manage budgets, establish project schedules, and direct work to ensure that projects are completed on-time.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Account Executive

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Assistant Account Executives who go on to become Advertising Account Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Advertising Account Supervisors is $70K annually. Typical career progression for an Assistant Account Executive involves becoming an Account Supervisor or a Senior Account Executive, roles that pay $31K more and $27K more on average.

Assistant Account Executive Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive

Assistant Account Executives flock to Fleishman Hillard International Communications for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $39K lead the pack in compensation.
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $36K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $32K to $41K. Employees at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive

Assistant Account Executives report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Account Management, Advertising, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Assistant Account Executives, busy Austin offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston, where Assistant Account Executives annually earn 9 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent more than the national average. Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami and Milwaukee (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
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Account Management
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Media / Public Relations
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Advertising
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Project Management
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National Average
$36,000
Marketing Communications
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Customer Service
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%