Assistant Media Planner Salary

Assistant Media Planners in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K per year. Female Assistant Media Planners make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Assistant Media Planners claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,419 - $41,018
(Median)
$29K
$35K
$41K
MEDIAN: $34,535
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50%
90%

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$9.30 - $22.42
(Median)
$9
$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 - $41,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$29,480 - $42,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $22.42  
   
Overtime
$19.68 - $30.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
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).
)
$29,480 - $42,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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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Assistant Media Planners report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Employees educated in Microsoft Excel are typically practiced in Strategic Planning, too.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Media Planner Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Media Management
0%

National Average
$35,000

Market Research
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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