Median pay for Media Buyers with Negotiation skills lies in the neighborhood of $44K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Media Buyers with Negotiation skills (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,297 - $59,279
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,570
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90%

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$10.21 - $29.36
(Median)
$10
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,297 - $59,279  
   
Bonus
$196.53 - $5,603  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$2,700  
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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$33,570 - $59,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$25.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$196.53 - $5,603  
   
Commission
$2,700  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$33,570 - $59,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay by Experience Level for Media Buyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Media Buyers with Negotiation skills bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Media Buyers with Negotiation skills who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $52K.

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Experience Affects Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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