Senior Media Buyer Salary

With slightly more than half of Senior Media Buyers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Media Buyers is $65K annually and can range from $50K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Media Buyers making up 77 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,616 - $80,770
$47K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,064
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Salary $46,616 - $80,770
Bonus $0.00 - $6,977
Profit Sharing $1,221
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$49,752 - $83,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

Job Description for Senior Media Buyer

Senior media buyers are responsible for all media-buying for their clients and conduct research and planning to determine what is needed. Outstanding research and negotiating skills are important in this position, as they must be able to recognize valuable opportunities from all angles. Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work well on teams, and an affinity for media are also important.

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Senior Media Buyer Tasks

  • Review invoices from media companies and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Negotiate advertising contracts with media companies to determine pricing and schedules.
  • Buy media advertising space for clients, and provide estimates of audience and costs.
  • Make sure clients receive compensation for advertisements that do not run when planned.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Media Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Media Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Media Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Media Buyer 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 19 salaries. An experienced Senior Media Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 19 salaries. A Senior Media Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Media Buyer

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Senior Media Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 9%