A Media Buyer earns an average salary of $41,085 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Media Buyer Total Pay (?
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$30,294 - $58,019
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MEDIAN: $41,084
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Media Buyer Total Pay (?
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$11.19 - $27.00
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,294 - $58,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,848  
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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$30,222 - $59,227  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $27.00  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $44.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,848  
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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$30,222 - $59,227  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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Job Description for Media Buyer
  • Communicate with the customer to determine the available budget, scheduling preferences, and the effectiveness of the campaign.
  • Work with media planners and account executives to develop plans for how to reach the largest number of consumers.
  • Purchase time or space for advertising from media companies, negotiate prices, and schedule advertisements.
  • Conduct research to determine the best ways to use media to reach the targeted customer group.
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Pay by Experience Level for Media Buyer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
up arrow 18%
Indianapolis
up arrow 15%
New York
up arrow 8%
Austin
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000
Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Media Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 38%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Media Buyer Salaries

National Average
$41,000
Media Management
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 74 votes.
Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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