Entry-Level Account Executive, Advertising Salary

The median total income of Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives is around $45K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Advertising Account Executives. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,558 - $58,112
$30K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,844
10%
50%
90%

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$9.83 - $20.35
$12
MEDIAN: $12.48
50%

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$0$67K
Salary $29,558 - $58,112
Bonus $7.93 - $23,154
Profit Sharing $1,750
Commission $3,000 - $50,000
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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$29,837 - $67,090
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $12.48
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $7.93 - $23,154
Commission $3,000 - $50,000
Profit Sharing $1,750
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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$29,837 - $67,090
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Account Executive, Advertising Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,737

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

Top-shelf salaries can be found in the three largest American cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago all offer compensation that exceeds the national average in this field. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Nashville, 14 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Account Executive, Advertising

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Account Executive, Advertising Salaries

Client Interaction
▲6%

Project Management
▲4%

Account Management
▲3%

Marketing Communications
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

Advertising
▼4%

Sales
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 15%