Pay for Assistant Account Executives in the United States is very modest at just $38K annually. Earnings sit near $31K on the lower side but can approach $45K per year on the higher side. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Assistant Account Executives spread between $31K and $45K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. There are far more female Assistant Account Executives who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Account Executives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,115 - $45,096
(Median)
$31K
$38K
$45K
MEDIAN: $37,884
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$12.82 - $24.08
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$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$31,115 - $45,096  
   
Bonus
$30.00 - $2,298  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $2,980  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$30,951 - $45,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $24.08  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$30.00 - $2,298  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $2,980  
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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$30,951 - $45,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.

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While Assistant Account Executives do not often become Account Directors, the job pays $97K 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 $30K higher on average, and it's $26K higher for Senior Account Executives.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., and Fleishman Hillard International Communications are top-notch employers for Assistant Account Executives in this area. Assistant Account Executives seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Ogilvy Public Relations, where the average salary comes to $44K. Assistant Account Executives will also find cushy salaries at Havas (+$41K), Fleishman Hillard International Communications (+$39K), and Edelman Worldwide (+$39K).

Weber Shandwick doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $37K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $40K and scope of pay is rather limited. 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


Survey results imply that Assistant Account Executives put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Sales, Event Management, Project Management, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Marketing Communications also know Advertising and Social Media Marketing. Most people skilled in Media / Public Relations are similarly competent in Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,886

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For Assistant Account Executives, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Washington (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Detroit. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Miami and 9 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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What is it like working as an Assistant Account Executive?

Assistant Account Executive in Bangalore:
"Work flexibility will be O K . Office Conditions are normal."
Pros: The Job will be very good . Some times it becomes difficult but we have to face it and work more hard.
Cons: Nothing to be complaint.

Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles:
Pros: I love the company culture and my ability to really manage my own career. I appreciate the opportunities I have to travel and work directly with people with many years of experience in the field.
Cons: At times I feel their is an under appreciation for the employees.

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Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Event Management
up arrow 2%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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