Senior Media Buyer Salary

The average Senior Media Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Senior Media Buyers survey respondents are women (72 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,203 - $91,554
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$61K
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MEDIAN: $60,588
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Salary
$44,203 - $91,554  
   
Bonus
$1,445 - $7,255  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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$45,280 - $95,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$63,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 8%
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