Assistant Account Executive Salary (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, nearly nine in ten of Assistant Account Executives report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $36,260 annually on average. Salaries start at $36K, which grows to $42K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $51K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than five percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 13 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 1 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a solid majority of respondents fall in this range. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assistant Account Executive Salary (?
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$29,853 - $44,304
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MEDIAN: $35,841
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Assistant Account Executive Salary (?
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$12.05 - $21.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,853 - $44,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,505  
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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$29,909 - $45,492  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $21.30  
   
Overtime
$7.70 - $29.75  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,505  
   
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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$29,909 - $45,492  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Assistant Account Executives. At the upper end, those who move into an Advertising Account Supervisor role can bring in an extra $33K per year. Assistant Account Executives most often move into positions as Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives, where they can expect an extra $31K or $27K per year.

Assistant Account Executive Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive

Fleishman Hillard International Communications pays the most with a median salary of $38,884.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow—pay ranges from $33K to just $41K—but Edelman Public Relations Worldwide offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $36,244. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. ($36,973) and Fleishman Hillard International Communications ($38,884).

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive

Assistant Account Executives report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Those who have experience with Sales can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 13 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing. For most people, competency in Marketing Communications indicates knowledge of Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Assistant Account Executives that is 12 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston, where Assistant Account Executives typically earn around 9 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent more than usual. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 6 percent below the national average. Workers in Miami and Milwaukee earn less than others in this profession; their -5 percent and -5 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
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Account Management
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Media / Public Relations
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Advertising
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Project Management
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$36,000
Marketing Communications
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Customer Service
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Social Media Marketing
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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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