Assistant Media Planner Salary

Those pursuing careers as Assistant Media Planners in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $36K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Media Planners making up 75 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Media Planners. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,031 - $49,142
$31K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,123
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.28 - $20.71
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.22
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$49K
Salary $31,031 - $49,142
Bonus $204.26 - $4,111
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).
)
$30,965 - $48,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.28 - $20.71
Overtime $5.70 - $30.91
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $204.26 - $4,111
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).
)
$30,965 - $48,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Media Planner


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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: $37,320

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Assistant Media Planner

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
2%

Skills That Affect Assistant Media Planner Salaries

Advertising
▲11%

Media Management
▲3%

Powerpoint
▲3%


National Average
$37,000

Media / Public Relations
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Market Research
▼10%

Marketing Communications
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%