Assistant Account Executive Salary

Assistant Account Executives aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K annually. In the world of Assistant Account Executives, total cash compensation ranges from $30K on the lower end to $45K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $3K and profit sharing that approaches $15K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $15K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most Assistant Account Executives report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Account Executives survey respondents are women (77 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,250 - $44,283
(Median)
$30K
$37K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,743
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$12.10 - $23.09
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$30,250 - $44,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,028  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $14,681  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$30,223 - $45,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 844
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$0.41 - $29.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,028  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $14,681  
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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$30,223 - $45,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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While not commonly seen, Assistant Account Executives who transition into an Account Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Account Directors is $96K per year. A common career progression for an Assistant Account Executive is to become an Account Supervisor or a Senior Account Executive. Compared to Assistant Account Executives, the first group earns $31K more on average, and the second group earns $27K more.

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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, Weber Shandwick, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., and Fleishman Hillard International Communications. Fleishman Hillard International Communications leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $39K.

With a median salary of $37K, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide provides Assistant Account Executives with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $41K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Assistant Account Executives report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Service, Account Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing. Those who learned Media / Public Relations also tend to know Social Media Marketing and Advertising. Most people skilled in Marketing Communications are similarly competent in Advertising and Social Media Marketing.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,984

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant Account Executives will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 10 percent. Assistant Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+5 percent), Austin (+5 percent), Washington (+3 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Minneapolis and Milwaukee (7 percent lower).

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What is it like working as an Assistant Account Executive?

Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles:
Pros: I love the company culture and my ability to really manage my own career. I appreciate the opportunities I have to travel and work directly with people with many years of experience in the field.
Cons: At times I feel their is an under appreciation for the employees.

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
up arrow 11%

Account Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$37,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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