$36,767
Avg. Salary
$17.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,028

Bonus

$2,280

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Assistant Media Planner is $17.33 per hour.

The average pay for an Assistant Media Planner is $36,767 per year.

$13.78
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$17.33
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$22.01
90%
MEDIAN $17.33
$31k
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$37k
50%
$46k
90%
MEDIAN $36,767
$31,257 - $45,643
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MEDIAN: $36,767
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$13.78 - $22.01
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$0$46K
Salary $31,257 - $45,643
Bonus $350 - $4,098
Profit Sharing $2,280
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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$31,617 - $46,231
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.78 - $22.01
Overtime $20.69 - $33.30
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $350 - $4,098
Profit Sharing $2,280
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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$31,617 - $46,231
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Assistant Media Planner

Assistant media planners usually work with senior media planners and help clients to develop strategies and recommendations for advertising, such as through broadcast, digital, and print. They may negotiate contracts with clients and also serve as a liaison between him/her and media vendors and help them negotiate to obtain good rates and beneficial contracts.

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Assistant Media Planner Tasks
  • Conduct research to determine what media companies to buy advertising space from.
  • Assist in negotiation of advertising contracts, keeping campaign within client's budget.
  • Inform senior media buyers of research results through presentations or written reports.
  • Communicate with media companies to find out available times or spaces and pricing for placing ads.

Assistant Media Planner Pay By Employer

$0$39K

Optimedia
6 profiles
$37,870

Common Career Paths for Assistant Media Planner


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As Assistant Media Planners transition into upper-level roles such as Associate Media Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Associate Media Directors earn $90K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Assistant Media Planner often leads to becoming a Media Supervisor or a Media Planner; median salaries in these positions are $26K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

Assistant Media Planner Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,518

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

Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Media Planners, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 9 percent above the national average. Assistant Media Planners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+6 percent) and Seattle (+4 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Los Angeles (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Assistant Media Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Media Planner?

Assistant Media Planner in New York:
"Work Culture."
Pros: The work culture is fun and easy going, everyone is young and energetic, office conditions are above average, free coffee and fruit.
Cons: Salary is low, stress levels are very high, a lot of fast approaching deadlines, takes a long time to get promoted.

Assistant Media Planner in Minneapolis:
"Engaging if you like data."
Pros: The ability to study how people engage with media. Rather than trying to shove a product down their throat, placing media in a place where they would like additional information or would be curious to know more.
Cons: Everything you plan will change. Probably 10 times before it's actually finished.

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Key Stats for Assistant Media Planner

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
1%

Skills That Affect Assistant Media Planner Salaries

Advertising
▲11%

Powerpoint
▲3%

Media Management
▲2%


National Average
$38,000

Media / Public Relations
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Market Research
▼11%

Marketing Communications
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%