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Assistant Account Executive Salary

Compared to the national salary average for Assistant Account Executives, experienced workers enjoy much larger paychecks — $51K versus $36K annually. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,978 - $44,601
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,380
10%
50%
90%

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$12.08 - $23.25
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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
$29,978 - $44,601  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,102  
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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$30,028 - $45,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 703
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
$12.08 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.09  
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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,102  
   
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).
)
$30,028 - $45,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Account Director. The latter position pays an average of $95K annually. 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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Assistant Account Executives include Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, Weber Shandwick, and Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. Those at Fleishman Hillard International Communications can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $39K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Assistant Account Executives seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Account Management, Project Management, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Most people familiar with Marketing Communications also know Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Account Executives, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (6 percent less) and Atlanta (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

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%

National Average
$37,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Advertising
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

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: 57% employee benefits None: 11%