Senior Media Buyer Salary

The average Senior Media Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Media Buyers making up 78 percent. The majority of Senior Media Buyers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,603 - $90,000
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MEDIAN: $60,477
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$44,603 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$750 - $11,000  
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$45,180 - $94,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $63K. Senior Media Buyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Senior Media Buyers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $62K.

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Key Stats for Senior Media Buyer

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$63,000

Late-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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