The average pay for a Media Planner / Buyer is $40,022 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Media Planner / Buyer Total Pay (?
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$29,881 - $53,153
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MEDIAN: $40,021
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Media Planner / Buyer Total Pay (?
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$10.07 - $39.73
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,881 - $53,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,913  
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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$29,861 - $55,524  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$21.55 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,913  
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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$29,861 - $55,524  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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National Average
$40,000
Las Vegas
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Experience Affects Media Planner / Buyer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Media Planner / Buyer Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 8%
National Average
$40,000
Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 56 votes.
Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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