Senior Media Buyer Salary

Average Senior Media Buyers in the United States make around $53K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Senior Media Buyers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Media Buyers survey respondents are women (79 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,663 - $75,961
(Median)
$41K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,448
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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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$40,663 - $75,961  
   
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$0.00 - $12,080  
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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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$40,801 - $76,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. Senior Media Buyers see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $61K.

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Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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