Assistant Account Executive Salary

Assistant Account Executives in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $36K annually on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Assistant Account Executives make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Job satisfaction for Assistant Account Executives is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,045 - $44,244

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$12.14 - $22.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$30,045 - $44,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $2,045  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$30,060 - $45,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 775
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $2,045  
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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$30,060 - $45,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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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There are some Assistant Account Executives — though it's uncommon — that transition into Account Directors, where earnings are an average $95K annually. It is quite typical for Assistant Account Executives to transition into roles as Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives, where reported median earnings are $31K and $27K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., Fleishman Hillard International Communications, and Weber Shandwick are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Assistant Account Executives. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Fleishman Hillard International Communications offers the most; Assistant Account Executives earn $39K on average there.

Edelman Public Relations Worldwide offers the least pay with a median salary of $37K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $41K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Assistant Account Executives generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Service, Account Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing. It is often found that people who know Marketing Communications are also skilled in Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Account Executives, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 11 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+4 percent), Washington (+4 percent), Austin (+3 percent), and New York (+3 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Milwaukee (7 percent less) and Minneapolis (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Advertising
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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