Assistant Account Executive Salary

Assistant Account Executives aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $31K, and the higher rates verge on $47K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and years of experience. The vast majority of Assistant Account Executives (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,238 - $47,919
$32K
$39K
$48K
MEDIAN: $38,987
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50%
90%

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$12.40 - $21.58
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.27
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$0$48K
Salary $32,238 - $47,919
Bonus $-0.48 - $3,651
Profit Sharing $1,450
Commission $10,000
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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$32,044 - $48,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 509
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.40 - $21.58
Overtime $10.14 - $31.71
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $-0.48 - $3,651
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,450
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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$32,044 - $48,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

Job Description for Assistant Account Executive

Assistant account executives provide professional support for executives in an organization. They perform a large number of administrative tasks such as handling appointments, making alterations to office schedules, and maintaining office databases. Aside from the clerical duties performed, an assistant account executive also aids executives by participating in brainstorming activities, office meetings, and client meetings.

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Assistant Account Executive Tasks

  • Assist in running the internal day-to-day operations of a client account.
  • Manage budgets, establish project schedules, and direct work to ensure that projects are completed on-time.
  • Track, analyze, and summarize client and industry news.
  • Update and maintain project data in order to create clear and accurate reports on project progress.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Account Executive


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There are some Assistant Account Executives — though it's uncommon — that transition into Account Directors, where earnings are an average $97K annually. Account Supervisors or Senior Account Executives are common next-step roles for Assistant Account Executives moving up in their careers; annual pay for Account Supervisors is $30K higher on average, and it's $26K higher for Senior Account Executives.

Assistant Account Executive Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Account Executive


Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., Fleishman Hillard International Communications, and Edelman Worldwide are top-notch employers for Assistant Account Executives in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Ogilvy Public Relations — the median salary there is $44K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Havas, Fleishman Hillard International Communications, and Edelman Public Relations Company, where earnings of $41K, $39K, or $39K are standard for Assistant Account Executives.

Weber Shandwick doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $37K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $40K and scope of pay is rather limited. Workers at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., and Hill and Knowlton, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $37K, $38K, and $38K respectively.

Popular Skills for Assistant Account Executive


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Sales, Project Management, Account Management, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Marketing Communications also know Advertising and Social Media Marketing. The majority of those who know Media / Public Relations also know Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,028

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Account Executives, 13 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+9 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Miami and Milwaukee are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Assistant Account Executive Reviews

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

Assistant Account Executive in Bangalore:
"Work flexibility will be O K . Office Conditions are normal."
Pros: The Job will be very good . Some times it becomes difficult but we have to face it and work more hard.
Cons: Nothing to be complaint.

Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles:
Pros: I love the company culture and my ability to really manage my own career. I appreciate the opportunities I have to travel and work directly with people with many years of experience in the field.
Cons: At times I feel their is an under appreciation for the employees.

Assistant Account Executive in New York:
Pros: I have a lot of responsibility in a small company.
Cons: Extremely stressful and the upper management are disrespectful and drama filled.

Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles:
"Must be able to multi task and be productive."
Pros: The people and clothing.
Cons: The chaos at times!

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Key Stats for Assistant Account Executive

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Assistant Account Executive Salaries

▲12%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$39,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Sales
▲5%

National Average
$39,000



Marketing Communications
▼2%

▼3%


Customer Service
▼3%

Event Management
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 16%