Assistant Account Executive Salary

Assistant Account Executives in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Assistant Account Executives make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,030 - $44,273
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,413
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90%

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$12.14 - $22.76
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$30,030 - $44,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,066  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $2,045  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$30,047 - $45,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,066  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $2,045  
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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$30,047 - $45,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 Assistant Account Executives do not often become Account Directors, the job pays $95K per year on average. Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives are common next-step roles for Assistant Account Executives moving up in their careers; annual pay for Account Supervisors is $31K higher on average, and it's $27K higher for Senior Account Executives.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., Fleishman Hillard International Communications, and Weber Shandwick are among the top companies that take on many Assistant Account Executives. Assistant Account Executives flock to Fleishman Hillard International Communications for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $39K lead the pack in compensation.

Assistant Account Executives will find the worst pay at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, where the median salary crawls in at $37K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $41K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Survey results suggest that Assistant Account Executives use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Service, Account Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well versed in 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 will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+5 percent), Washington (+4 percent), Austin (+3 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Milwaukee (7 percent lower) and Minneapolis (6 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%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Advertising
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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