Media Planner / Buyer Salary

A Media Planner / Buyer earns an average salary of $44,435 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$35,231 - $59,570
MEDIAN: $44,435

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$35,231 - $59,570  
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$35,188 - $61,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Media Planner / Buyer

  • Conduct research to determine what forms of media will reach the company’s target audience.
  • Purchase time or space for advertising from media companies, negotiate prices, and schedule advertisements.
  • Work with the company and the creative team to determine the best advertising strategies.
  • Ensure advertising campaigns remain within the company’s budget.

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Planner / Buyer

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Experience Affects Media Planner / Buyer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Media Planner / Buyer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


78 %
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 9%