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Assistant Account Executive Salary

For Assistant Account Executives, experienced workers enjoy the highest paychecks — around $50K — relative to the national average of $36K annually. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $36K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. Assistant Account Executives see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,964 - $44,446
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,272
10%
50%
90%

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$12.12 - $24.60
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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
$29,964 - $44,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,099  
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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$29,984 - $45,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate 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$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 - $3,099  
   
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).
)
$29,984 - $45,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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For Assistant Account Executives, progressing to an Account Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Account Director can earn $95K annually. Assistant Account Executives moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives. The median paychecks in those roles are $31K higher and $27K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Assistant Account Executives include Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, Weber Shandwick, and Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. Fleishman Hillard International Communications offers the largest salaries in town — $39K on average.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Survey results show that Assistant Account Executives use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Account Management, Project Management, and Media / Public Relations 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 those looking to make money, Assistant Account Executives in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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 (+4 percent), and New York (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Milwaukee (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
up arrow 12%

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%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

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
5%
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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