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Senior Media Buyer Salary

Senior Media Buyers in the United States take home an average $52K per year. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Media Buyers survey respondents are women (78 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$39,681 - $73,543
MEDIAN: $51,952

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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$39,681 - $73,543  
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $4,250  
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).
$39,921 - $74,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
United States (change)

Job Description for Senior Media Buyer

  • 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Media Buyers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $47K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. As Senior Media Buyers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $70K.

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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


78 %
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%