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. Most Assistant Media Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Assistant Media Planners survey respondents are women (72 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,396 - $41,045
(Median)
$29K
$35K
$41K
MEDIAN: $34,501
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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
$29,396 - $41,045  
   
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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$29,452 - $42,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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).
)
$29,452 - $42,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey results imply that Assistant Media Planners put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Strategic Planning, Media Management, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 2%

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
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
31%
1-4 years
68%
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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