Account Management

Trying to figure out where I fall in the pay scale. What is the typical salary for a senior account executive? Should I be trying to make a move for more at $65k, 3 years total, 1 year as SAE in NYC?

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Just keep in mind that there are other variables that come to play. While you can justify all you want to get a raise, there’s also company performance, account margins, and overhead that affects how raises and promotions are being distributed across the agency. I think I wished someone would’ve told me this when I was younger in my career. You might be an excellent employee but sometimes things are just outside of your manager’s control.

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I would ask for $85k - Account deserves it. You guys put up with so much shit.

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Lol and your boss would chuckle. Account is the most abused and worst paid.

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I made $60k at AE, $65-75k at SAE. No clue if this is the norm- I just fought for it

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It’s harder during reviews- I always got the bigger bumps moving companies. For a review I’d go in with a list of how you’ve contributed to your account(s) over the past year, driven growth, delivered projects on time/budget and to client satisfaction. I’d also do research on Glassdoor across multiple agencies in NYC to try and gauge what the standard salary is. Are you already an SAE? Your post indicates you are but title here says AE.

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Our 2019 base salary for SAE is $80-85. And relatedly, we have two SAE positions currently open! 1. Senior Account Manager: Retail/Ecommerce https://lnkd.in/eYGXP6y 2. Senior Account Manager: Travel/ Hospitality https://lnkd.in/eqaHwU2

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Thanks! This is interesting. What do Account Directors make?

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So many factors go into this. The biggest factor is are you looking to stay and get a promotion/raise? Or are you looking to understand the market if you leave? The second big one is about the industry. Pharma makes more than any other, but finance can be close, too. Packaged goods is usually the worst. Next, how big is your company? The larger companies have less flexibility and your boss will have to fight for you. The smaller companies operate more nimbly and can gain approval quicker.

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I’m mostly looking to understand the market. I like where I am but would like to know if I’m under paid and if so by how much. That would factor into a decision to stay and fight for a raise or leave. I’m already in Pharma. The agency is mid-sized but went through a round of layoffs last year.

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What city are you in?

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NYC

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We pay our - AEs 60-70 and SAEs 75-85 but we are facing layoffs in Q1 so past performance is no indication of future results and all that...

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I made $65K as a SAE in NYC in 2010 so I imagine it's gone a little higher these days.

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