Senior Media Buyer Salary

Senior Media Buyers in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. Though the majority of Senior Media Buyers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Women make up the vast majority of Senior Media Buyers (82 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,716 - $78,447
(Median)
$41K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,939
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,716 - $78,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$40,874 - $79,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. Senior Media Buyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $58K.

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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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