Associate Media Directors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $122K annually; Business Intelligence Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $88K, while Marketing Strategists and Media Planners rank near the top as well (about $50K and $48K, respectively). Universal Mccann hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Assistant Media Buyers ($33K on average).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $85K per year on average. The largest slice of the Universal Mccann workforce (64 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $49K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $85K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($52K), Los Angeles, Calif. (about $52K), and Detroit, Mich. (around $49K) are the next top-paying cities. Birmingham, Mich. is near the bottom for pay at $35K. Across Universal Mccann's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $61K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Qualified Individual, Google Advertising Professionals certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $56K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning an Adwords Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of $55K annually on average. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at Universal Mccann come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $100K per year.
When it comes to skills, Data Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $73K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; just under a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Strategic Planning, Media Management, and Advertising.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Universal Mccann gives paid vacation to two-fifths of workers and paid sick leave to 22 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and most respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a fair number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.