Associate Brand Manager Salary

Earnings for Associate Brand Managers in the United States come in at around $68K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Associate Brand Managers approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $107K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Associate Brand Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Associate Brand Managers (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,404 - $100,439
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$45K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,227
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$9.29 - $37.11
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$37
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,404 - $100,439  
   
Bonus
$500 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $8,647  
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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$44,497 - $107,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $8,647  
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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$44,497 - $107,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Associate Brand Manager

Associate brand managers assist the brand manager with tasks related to coordinating and developing business plans and objectives. Some daily tasks include managing budgets, coordinating operations with external vendors, managing and executing website updates, working on annual financial plans, and working closely with other departments to promote the company’s goals. Positions as an associate brand manager are most often found in the marketing industry, although some larger companies in other industries hire these managers to work in-house.

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Associate Brand Manager Tasks

  • Assist with conducting presentations to communicate strategic position.
  • Assist in developing, defining and guiding the branding strategy for company.
  • Participate in monitoring budget and the utilization of operational resources.
  • Aid in management of outside promotional agencies and inquiries.
  • Research and analyze target markets, and trends to support the marketing programs.

Common Career Paths for Associate Brand Manager


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As Associate Brand Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Brand Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Brand Managers earn $115K on average per year. The most common next step for an Associate Brand Manager is to become a Brand Manager or a Senior Marketing Manager. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $31K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Brand Manager


Associate Brand Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Product Marketing, Branding, Strategic Marketing, and Marketing Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management, Product Development, and Marketing Communications. Those educated in Branding tend to be well versed in Project Management and Marketing Communications.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,238

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Associate Brand Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Associate Brand Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Springdale (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). Kansas City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Employers in New York and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as an Associate Brand Manager?

Associate Brand Manager in Chicago:
"Fast-Paced, Challenging & Collaborative Environment."
Pros: - The people I work with. - New opportunities to learn with the challenges that come with each product launch. - The company culture.

Associate Brand Manager in Los Angeles:
"Never Bored."
Pros: Always challenging. Must be a creative problem solver and execute strategic plans. Continually learning new things about consumers, people, life. I get to create new products that help people.
Cons: Not many people find marketing to be as sophisticated and challenging as say a financial analyst.

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Experience Affects Associate Brand Manager Salaries



National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Associate Brand Manager Salaries

Product Marketing
up arrow 9%

Branding
up arrow 4%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 3%

Marketing Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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