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Assistant Media Planner Salary

Assistant Media Planners in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are more female Assistant Media Planners who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 69 percent. Most Assistant Media Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,419 - $40,987
(Median)
$29K
$35K
$41K
MEDIAN: $34,587
10%
50%
90%

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$11.56 - $22.30
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$29,419 - $40,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,086  
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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$29,393 - $42,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $30.40  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,086  
   
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).
)
$29,393 - $42,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Assistant Media Planner

  • Assist in negotiation of advertising contracts, keeping campaign within client’s budget.
  • Communicate with media companies to find out available times or spaces and pricing for placing ads.
  • Conduct research to determine what media companies to buy advertising space from.
  • Inform senior media buyers of research results through presentations or written reports.

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Survey takers who work as Assistant Media Planners report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Strategic Planning, Media Management, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications and Market Research. Aptitude in Microsoft Excel tends to also indicate an understanding of Strategic Planning.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Media Planner Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Media Management
up arrow 1%

Market Research
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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