Creative Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $171K per year on average; Associate Directors of Creative Services are next on the list, bringing in close to $128K, followed by Executive Assistants earning about $80K and Content Strategists making around $75K. On the lower end are Assistant Account Executives at $40K on average.
Expected earnings are below average (approximately $50K) in Chicago, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Ogilvy and Mather employees make the most in New York, earning $75K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $85K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (52 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $53K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (around $132K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $94K annually for accredited SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9s. Employees who have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) make the most here, hauling in approximately $115K per year.
Employees who count Strategic Marketing among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $71K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Ogilvy and Mather is Advertising, with slightly less than a third considering it a key competency. Project Management, Account Management, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (28 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A solid majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Ogilvy and Mather provides health insurance to nearly all respondents, and a fair number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.