Senior Media Planner / Buyer Salary (United States)

A Senior Media Planner / Buyer earns an average salary of $54,239 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Media Planner / Buyer Total Pay (?
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$40,429 - $70,692
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MEDIAN: $54,238
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Senior Media Planner / Buyer Total Pay (?
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$14.76 - $40.27
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,429 - $70,692  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,763  
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).
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$39,979 - $74,892  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $40.27  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,763  
   
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).
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$39,979 - $74,892  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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Job Description for Senior Media Planner / 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 Planner / Buyer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Senior Media Planner / Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$55,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Senior Media Planner / Buyer Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%
National Average
$55,000
Negotiation
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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