How much does an Account Executive - Advertising make in the United States? The average Account Executive - Advertising salary in the United States is $90,586 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $81,770 and $106,680. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Account Executive - Advertising Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Account Executive - Advertising Salary $73,744 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Account Executive - Advertising Salary $81,770 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Account Executive - Advertising Salary $90,586 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Account Executive - Advertising Salary $106,680 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Account Executive - Advertising Salary $121,333 US June 27, 2024
25% $81,770 10% $73,744 90% $121,333 75% $106,680 $90,586 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Account Executive - Advertising need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Presentation: Presentation conveys information from a speaker to an audience. Presentations are typically demonstrations, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, build goodwill, or present a new idea/product.


B2B: B2B (business-to-business), a type of electronic commerce (e-commerce), is the exchange of products, services or information between businesses, rather than between businesses and consumers (B2C).


Direct Sales: Direct selling consists of two main business models: single-level marketing, in which a direct seller makes money by buying products from a parent organization and selling them directly to customers, and multi-level marketing (also known as network marketing or person-to-person marketing), in which the direct seller may earn money from both direct sales to customers and by sponsoring new direct sellers and potentially earning a commission from their efforts. According to the FTC: "Direct selling is a blanket term that encompasses a variety of business forms premised on person-to-person selling in locations other than a retail establishment, such as social media platforms or the home of the salesperson or prospective customer." Modern direct selling includes sales made through the party plan, one-on-one demonstrations, and other personal contact arrangements as well as internet sales. Some sources have defined direct selling as: "The direct personal presentation, demonstration, and sale of products and services to consumers, usually in their homes or at their jobs."

Presentation 6.2%
B2B 2.16%
Direct Sales 1.65%
Others 89.99%
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Job Description for Account Executive - Advertising

Account Executive - Advertising maintains relationships and favorable contacts with current and potential advertising accounts. Targets potential advertising clients and develops relationships in order to acquire new advertising accounts. Being an Account Executive - Advertising may be responsible for selling ad programs in digital formats including banners/buttons, rich media, and interactive ad products. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Account Executive - Advertising typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Account Executive - Advertising gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. To be an Account Executive - Advertising typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Account Executive - Advertising

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For Account Executive - Advertising, the first career path typically progresses to Account Executive, Sr. - Advertising.

Additionally, the second career path typically starts with an Account Manager III position, and then progresses to Account Manager IV.

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Account Executive - Advertising salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Account Executive - Advertising, the highest Account Executive - Advertising salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Account Executive - Advertising salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Account Executive - Advertising salary is in Miami, FL, where the Account Executive - Advertising salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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