Account Manager, Advertising Salary

The median total income of Advertising Account Managers is around $53K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (over a third, in fact) comes from commissions. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Advertising Account Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,624 - $77,509
$36K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,420
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$10.21 - $44.04
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MEDIAN: $16.18
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$0$86K
Salary $35,624 - $77,509
Bonus $517 - $17,754
Profit Sharing $750
Commission $1,030 - $29,364
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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$35,723 - $86,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 213
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $44.04
Overtime $25.75
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $517 - $17,754
Commission $1,030 - $29,364
Profit Sharing $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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$35,723 - $86,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Account Manager, Advertising

Advertising account manager are responsible for effectively managing all advertising accounts for their company. They participate in all aspects of advertising, from idea creation to development to advertising distribution. These managers work with advertising professionals to increase brand loyalty and build advertising accounts for their organization, as well as develop excellent business relationships with customers and external partners. Advertising account managers also use market research to help implement advertising campaigns in an efficient way. Generally, they report their progress to the advertising vice president in their department.

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Account Manager, Advertising Tasks

  • Work with customers to plan and implement advertising campaigns.
  • Serve as a liaison between the customer and design team.
  • Develop proposals for advertising strategies to present to potential and current customers.

Common Career Paths for Account Manager, Advertising


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Advertising Account Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Advertising Account Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $96K per year.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Advertising


Survey results suggest that Advertising Account Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Marketing, Google Ad Words, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 16 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Online Marketing. Those familiar with Advertising also tend to know Marketing Communications and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager, Advertising

Pay by Experience for an Account Manager, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Manager, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Manager, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Account Manager, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 23 salaries. An Account Manager, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,079

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

With a pay rate for Advertising Account Managers that is 38 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Advertising Account Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent) and Chicago (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Advertising Account Managers in Jacksonville earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Orlando and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively.

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

Account Manager, Advertising in Columbus:
"Audience Solution provider."
Pros: Meeting new people in the business community helping businesses grow.
Cons: Instability of income. When a customer may need to take a break because various reasons causing loss of sales revenues.

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Key Stats for Account Manager, Advertising

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$53,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Account Manager, Advertising Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲26%

Google Ad Words
▲16%

▲6%





National Average
$53,000

Online Marketing
▼7%

Data Analysis
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 11%
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