Salary for Advertising Sales Agents

Also known as:  Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Agent, Advertising Solicitor, Display Advertising Sales Representative, Inside Sales Advertising Executive, Outside Sales Advertising Executive, Radio Time Salesperson, Signs and Displays Salesperson, Yellow Pages Space Salesperson

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Advertising sales agents are charged with the responsibility of successfully marketing and selling advertising time and space across a variety of media outlets including radio, TV, newspapers and internet publications. Additionally, advertising sales agents may be asked to obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites. Responsibilities include preparing and delivering sales presentations, providing clients with accurate estimates, delivering proofs for customer approval and clearly explaining types of advertising available on the market. These professionals have a strong background in sales and superior communication skills. They keep up with new advertising strategies and maintain an organized and growing client database. An associate's degree, related training and on-the-job experience are required for employment in this professional post.

A Advertising Sales Agent can get salaries in a range of $26,700 - $124,030 based on experience and education levels. will normally get a salary of sixty-eight thousand and fourty dollars per year.

are paid at the highest level in New York, where they can get average job salaries of about $89,820. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive compensation, on average, of $112,860.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.72 percent nationwide in that time.

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Advertising Sales Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$112,860
Transportation and Warehousing
$77,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,250
Public Administration
$66,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,100
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$63,630

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$37,650
Retail Trade
$46,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,890
Educational Services
$53,880
Manufacturing
$56,320
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$57,430