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Assistant Account Executive Salary (United States)

Desirable paychecks are doled out to experienced Assistant Account Executives. Surpassing the profession's national median salary of $36K annually, wages for these workers approximate $51K. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $36K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assistant Account Executive Salary (?
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$29,851 - $44,458
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MEDIAN: $36,045
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Assistant Account Executive Salary (?
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$12.08 - $23.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,851 - $44,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,465  
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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$29,910 - $45,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 658
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,465  
   
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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$29,910 - $45,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Advertising Account Supervisor. The average Advertising Account Supervisor bring home $70K per year. 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.

Assistant Account Executive Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive

Known for taking on a considerable number of Assistant Account Executives, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, Weber Shandwick, and Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Fleishman Hillard International Communications offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $39K.
Pay for Assistant Account Executives is the lowest at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, which has a median salary of $37K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $41K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive

Assistant Account Executives report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Account Management, Project Management, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing. The majority of those who know Marketing Communications also know Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant Account Executives, 9 percent above the national average. Assistant Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), Washington (+4 percent), and New York (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Employers in Milwaukee and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
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Account Management
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National Average
$37,000
Media / Public Relations
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Marketing Communications
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Project Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%