Hi everyone! Desperately looking for advice on appropriate salary expectations.... Currently an Account Executive – stepping up to Senior Account Executive in the next month or so. 3 years experience. Work at a smaller agency & am fully aware that my current salary is grossly low-balled. Was told to name a number for SAE role, but have no basis for what a 'normal' range looks like for that role. Please help!!!

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Go to realagencysalaries.com. Your market will matter but there’s a wide breadth posted there.

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Build a deck. Three slides. Showing market research ranges you’ve found. Contributions you’ve made to the agency and any large projects you’ve been on and then the third slide should be the range you’d like. Steer the conversation away from a % comp raise - that’s how you get trapped into lower salaries. Instead focus on the range you should be in and bringing yourself up to there. You can also note that you by no means expect this kind of bump in the future but you think it’s important to bring yourself up to where you should be.

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This is great!! Thanks! The last point you made is really awesome advice, and not something I would have thought to vocalize. I'll definitely make a point to address this in my upcoming conversations. It's interesting to hear that you'd advise against talking about % comp raise – do you think it's still possible to make a compelling argument without basing the suggested new $$$ in any kind of percentage jump? Thanks again!

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what’s your current salary?

What market?

NYC!

I think 65-80 is the SAE range in NYC?

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