Salary for Advertising Sales Agents

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.


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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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