Assistant Account Executive Salary
Pay for Assistant Account Executives in the United States is very modest at just $38K annually. Pay generally varies between $31K and $46K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Female Assistant Account Executives far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$31,490 - $45,689|
|Bonus||$88.85 - $2,251|
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|$31,164 - $45,993|
|Hourly Rate||$12.10 - $19.81|
|Overtime||$9.97 - $35.70|
|Bonus||$88.85 - $2,251|
|Total Pay (||$31,164 - $45,993|
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.Read More...
Assistant account executives are often found in marketing and communications firms and perform a wide array of tasks for clients. In the public relations space, a common daily task is to monitor the media for any mention of clients; additionally, they help place stories about clients through media pitching and develop the content to be placed on social media. The assistant account executive also must be on the lookout for new technology and new opportunities that provide a public relations advantage to clients. Finally, the assistant account executive helps advise clients on how to appropriately pitch messages and how to mitigate negative public relations issues. Most assistant account executives work in an office environment during regular business hours. Travel may be required occasionally to meet with clients in person.
Most assistant account executive positions require a bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field. Being able to pay attention to details is an essential skill for assistant account executives, and they must have a mastery of modern media technology.
Assistant Account Executive Tasks
- 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.
- Track, analyze, and summarize client and industry news.
- Update and maintain project data in order to create clear and accurate reports on project progress.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Account Executive
Though not the most common occurrence, Assistant Account Executives sometimes become Account Directors, where the average income is $97K per year. When Assistant Account Executives are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives. Those roles pay an additional $30K and $26K, respectively.
Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive
Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Assistant Account Executives include Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., Fleishman Hillard International Communications, and Edelman Worldwide. The biggest paychecks can be found at Ogilvy Public Relations — the median salary there is $44K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Havas, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, and Edelman Public Relations Company, top-paying firms where Assistant Account Executives rake in a respectable $41K, $39K, or $39K, respectively.
Assistant Account Executives will find the worst pay at Weber Shandwick, where the median salary crawls in at $37K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $40K, leaving little room for growth. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide ($37K), Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. ($38K), and Hill and Knowlton, Inc. ($38K).
Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Management, Account Management, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Media / Public Relations are, more often than not, also skilled in Social Media Marketing and Advertising. Most people familiar with Marketing Communications also know Advertising and Social Media Marketing.
Pay Difference by Location
For Assistant Account Executives, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Assistant Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Detroit is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Milwaukee (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).
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