Senior Media Buyer Salary

More than half of Senior Media Buyers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $95K per year, but median earnings come to around $62K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Senior Media Buyers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Senior Media Buyers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,698 - $90,715
$45K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,487
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Salary
$44,698 - $90,715  
   
Bonus
$986 - $7,179  
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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$46,457 - $94,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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

  • 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.
  • Review invoices from media companies and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Negotiate advertising contracts with media companies to determine pricing and schedules.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Media Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Media Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Media Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Media Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Senior Media Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 19 salaries. A Senior Media Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Media Buyer

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

Late-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 7%
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