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Assistant Account Executive Salary

Pay for Assistant Account Executives in the United States is very modest at just $36K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Assistant Account Executives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Assistant Account Executives make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,028 - $44,512
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,351
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$12.12 - $24.60
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$30,028 - $44,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,065  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$30,045 - $45,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 739
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $24.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.01  
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.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,065  
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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$30,045 - $45,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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At the upper end, Assistant Account Executives who move into an Account Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Account Directors is a much higher $95K 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Assistant Account Executives fill the offices of leading firms Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, Weber Shandwick, and Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. Fleishman Hillard International Communications leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $39K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Account Management, Project Management, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Account Executives, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Assistant Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+6 percent), Washington (+4 percent), Austin (+3 percent), and Boston (+2 percent). In Miami, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis and Milwaukee (7 percent lower).

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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%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$37,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Advertising
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
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