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Assistant Media Planner Salary

Assistant Media Planners in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $34K annually on average. Most Assistant Media Planners like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Assistant Media Planners survey respondents are women (71 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,255 - $41,032
(Median)
$29K
$34K
$41K
MEDIAN: $34,388
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90%

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$10.50 - $22.11
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$29,255 - $41,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
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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$29,220 - $41,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $22.11  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $29.71  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
   
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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$29,220 - $41,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Media Planner


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Many Assistant Media Planners move into a Media Supervisor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $61K per year. Assistant Media Planners most often move into positions as Media Planners or Senior Media Planners; those groups report median salaries that are $8K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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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. Many workers who know Microsoft Excel also know Strategic Planning.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Media Planner Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Media Management
up arrow 1%

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 38 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
33%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%