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What's the highest salary you expect to ever make in advertising?

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I read far too much here about salaries. If you do it for the money you're in the wrong place. I don't like my job necessarily but things could be worse. I'm on holiday in Spain and see fat Europeans gorging on buffets whilst we see staff running around cleaning tables and people serving drinks poolside. Just get some perspective. The world is so much more than bleedin' advertising people! Peace out

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Freelancers have no insurance, 401k matching, paid days off or any other benefits to go along with - so be careful what u wish for. Cheers to all those who are doing it. From what I have seen and I have been doing this a while, if you are a managerial employee (clock in like everyone else) the most you can expect to make is about 300k + bonus. It’s all a function of your hourly billable rate. If you are at the corporate level (ceo, cmo. Etc) your pay remains about the same but your bonus can match your salary, stock options and whatever else I can get for delivering revenue and growth. “She/He who is closest to the money always wins”

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Well I started at $50k about five years ago so... $50k?

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$350k (300 of that from selling 'caine)

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Dang y'all! Giving a girl hope

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My mom made 300k as an EVP/CCO at Grey10 years ago so I'd assume 450k now maybe?

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What the fuck are these salaries? I'm in NYC and I'm maxing out at 200k. Some of y'all are delusional.

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I made $350k in 2014 freelance. Not as much before or since.

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A really really good account person global job high stress 350-400. A superb strategist but not head of the department maybe tops out around 250. Head of dept closer to 300 at a big agency. Creatives - famous 500k-1m. Creatives super solid but not famous top out around 250 to 300 in big consumer shop. Everyone else lower.

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$1 Mil base.

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I push around 450k freelance

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400, strategy, max in advertising. Move client side, cmo - high 6 figures / mil+ if lucky

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Personally, $200k but I've seen CCO make $500k and CEO earn $1MM* base. Takes a certain personality to make that.

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AD1 if you are only making 300 from slanging the yayo, you have a problem

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500K because I've seen it done.

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Aww... wonder how much someone in ad ops can make

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Start an agency.

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Fuck I am not doing things right

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150k

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☝🏻👏🏻 well done!

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Max media salaries are sad in comparison

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