Assistant Account Executive Salary

Pay for Assistant Account Executives in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Account Executives survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,016 - $44,439
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,393
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$12.15 - $24.27
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$30,016 - $44,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,083  
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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$30,036 - $45,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $24.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.95  
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.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,083  
   
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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$30,036 - $45,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Account Director, where median compensation is $95K annually. It is quite typical for Assistant Account Executives to transition into roles as Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives, where reported median earnings are $31K and $27K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Known for taking on a considerable number of Assistant Account Executives, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, Weber Shandwick, and Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Fleishman Hillard International Communications offers the highest compensation with 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, Customer Service, Account Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Most people who know Marketing Communications also know Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Account Executives, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Assistant Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+6 percent), Washington (+4 percent), Austin (+3 percent), and New York (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent less).

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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 128 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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