Senior Media Buyers in the United States can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Senior Media Buyers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,846 - $91,377
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,505
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$43,846 - $91,377  
   
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$493.16 - $7,179  
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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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$44,337 - $93,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $58K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $60K. Senior Media Buyers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $66K.

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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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