Assistant Media Planner Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Assistant Media Planners in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Assistant Media Planners make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,442 - $41,031

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$9.30 - $22.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$29,442 - $41,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$29,493 - $42,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $22.42  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $30.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$29,493 - $42,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 diverse set of skills 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. Many workers who know Microsoft Excel also know Strategic Planning.

Assistant Media Planner Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Media Planner?

Assistant Media Planner in Minneapolis:
"Engaging if you like data."
Pros: The ability to study how people engage with media. Rather than trying to shove a product down their throat, placing media in a place where they would like additional information or would be curious to know more.
Cons: Everything you plan will change. Probably 10 times before it's actually finished.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Media Planner Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Strategic Planning
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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 26 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

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: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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