Senior Media Buyer Salary
|Salary||$46,400 - $90,414|
|Bonus||$970 - $7,255|
|Total Pay (||$49,679 - $94,394|
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.Read More...
Senior media buyers often work on teams and are in charge of subordinates underneath them. They may be responsible for delegating specific tasks, such as general research or planning, while bigger decisions may require further input from clients.While there are no specific educational requirements for the position, many senior buyers do have bachelor's or master's degrees in fields such as advertising, business, media, and marketing. Many employers are searching for applicants who are highly creative and enthusiastic about media, as well.
Senior media buyers generally work regular forty-hour work weeks, but tight deadlines may occasionally require them to work late nights or weekends. Some work-related travel may also be required for some positions. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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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