Media Buyer Salary (United States)

A Media Buyer earns an average salary of $42,876 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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$31,017 - $59,349
(Median)
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59K
MEDIAN: $42,875
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Media Buyer Total Pay (?
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$11.98 - $27.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,017 - $59,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,932  
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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$30,985 - $60,248  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $27.05  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $44.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,932  
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).
)
$30,985 - $60,248  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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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 12%
Indianapolis
up arrow 10%
New York
up arrow 7%
National Average
$43,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Salt Lake City
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Orlando
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Media Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Media Buyer Salaries

Media Management
up arrow 4%
National Average
$43,000
Advertising
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 11%
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