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.

An Advertising Sales Agent can receive an average compensation that can range from 40000 - 60000 depending on the level of experience. Advertising Sales Agents can get an average pay level of Fifty Five Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Advertising Sales Agents can obtain the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they get job pay of approximating $71610. This group of professionals are compensated at the highest average salary in Manufacturing, where they can earn pay levels, on average, of $80800.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.39 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Advertising Sales Agents tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $80,800
Manufacturing $67,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $61,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises $54,510
Information $50,850
Other Services (except Public Administration) $50,810
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $39,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $40,990
Retail Trade $43,230
Educational Services $43,230
Public Administration $44,060
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $45,230
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