$45,676
Avg. Salary
$16.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,250

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$18,613

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Account Executive, Advertising is $16.52 per hour.

The average pay for an Account Executive, Advertising is $45,676 per year.

10%
$9.73
10%
$16.52
50%
$34.00
90%
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MEDIAN $16.52
10%
$29k
10%
$46k
50%
$71k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $45,676
$29,117 - $70,629
$29K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,676
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$9.73 - $34.00
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$0$83K
Salary $29,117 - $70,629
Bonus $389 - $23,264
Profit Sharing $1,500
Commission $3,452 - $68,818
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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$30,943 - $83,076
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 448
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $9.73 - $34.00
Overtime $25.00
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $389 - $23,264
Commission $3,452 - $68,818
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$30,943 - $83,076
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Account Executive, Advertising

An account executive’s role varies widely across industries. An account executive at an advertising firm is focused on client relations and acquisition. At larger advertising firms, an advertising account executive may hold only one of two roles, acquisition of new clients or maintenance of existing clients; however, at a smaller company, a single executive may perform all functions. The account executive serves as the direct link between the agency and the existing (or potential) client. Thus, strong interpersonal skills are required, since customer service and satisfaction is used to determine the success of an executive. Other job functions may include contract negotiation and interfacing with distributors and media outlets for advertisement placement.

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Account Executive, Advertising Tasks
  • Develop and maintain contact with clients, promote products and services, and coordinating documentation and referrals.
  • Submit and analyze pricing requests, and adhere to standard operating procedures.
  • Participate in meetings, events, and activities for strategy and sales.
  • Achieve individual sales goals, and document client contact and reviews.

Common Career Paths for Account Executive, Advertising


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Though it's uncommon, some Advertising Account Executives move into roles as Account Directors, where pay is an average $97K per year. When Advertising Account Executives are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Advertising Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives. Those roles pay an additional $22K and $16K, respectively.

Account Executive, Advertising Job Listings

Popular Skills for Account Executive, Advertising


Advertising Account Executives report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Client Interaction, Account Management, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Account Management also know Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive, Advertising

Pay by Experience for an Account Executive, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Executive, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Executive, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Account Executive, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 41 salaries. An Account Executive, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

2%

-8%

National Average: $49,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Advertising Account Executives, New York offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Advertising Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Minneapolis and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Account Executive, Advertising Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Account Executive, Advertising?

Account Executive, Advertising in Seattle:
"Good."
Pros: I work from home
Cons: traffic

Account Executive, Advertising in Chico:
"Uncapped commission."
Pros: I like being able to meet business owners and learn more about them and their business. I like being able to personalize an ad campaign according to what works best for them.
Cons: High stress position. Relying on commission sales to have a good sized paycheck.

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Key Stats for Account Executive, Advertising

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$50,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries


National Average
$50,000



Advertising
▼4%

Sales
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%