Senior Media Buyer Salary

The average Senior Media Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Senior Media Buyers survey respondents are women (79 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,716 - $75,739

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$40,716 - $75,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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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$40,861 - $76,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Job Description for Senior Media Buyer

Senior media buyers are responsible for all media-buying for their clients and conduct research and planning to determine what is needed. Outstanding research and negotiating skills are important in this position, as they must be able to recognize valuable opportunities from all angles. Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work well on teams, and an affinity for media are also important.

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Senior Media Buyer Tasks

  • Review invoices from media companies and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Negotiate advertising contracts with media companies to determine pricing and schedules.
  • Buy media advertising space for clients, and provide estimates of audience and costs.
  • Make sure clients receive compensation for advertisements that do not run when planned.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Media Buyer

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


For Senior Media Buyers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. Senior Media Buyers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $58K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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