Advertising Age Data Center
Average base salaries in 1999 by gender
Agency size <$3.6* Agency size <$3.6* Agency size $3.7-7.5* Agency size $3.7-7.5* Agency size $7.6-15* Agency size $7.6-15* Agency size $15.1-45* Agency size $15.1-45* West region West region South region South region Midwest region Midwest region East region East region
TITLE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE
CEO $123,600 $120,800 $190,500 $262,500‹ $253,100 $275,000‹ $270,000 $275,000‹ $237,400 $137,400 $168,100 $100,000 $120,800 $100,000 $177,700 $189,900
Creative director 87,500 85,000 114,000 137,400‹ 104,200 90,000‹ 162,500 149,900 108,300 100,000 99,100 70,000 95,900 112,500 181,200 129,100
Chief financial officer 87,500 54,200 102,500 83,300 100,000 85,000‹ 149,900 NA 100,000 90,000 94,900 72,400 90,000 54,900 129,100 85,000
Chief technology officer 70,000 70,000 73,900 53,300‹ 56,600 NA 112,500‹ 80,000‹ 65,000 112,500‹ 66,600 63,300 74,900 53,300‹ 112,500 80,000‹
Assoc creative director 69,400 46,000 73,900 73,300 96,600 50,000‹ 100,000 91,900 86,000 80,000‹ 81,200 85,000 87,500 66,000 129,700 104,200
Art director 49,500 43,600 59,500 52,100 44,100 48,000 68,500 62,000 61,100 57,900 49,200 47,400 52,600 47,000 70,400 62,700
Copywriter 46,600 49,200 56,400 61,200 53,300 40,000 65,500 67,000 63,300 60,000 52,700 51,500 48,600 44,600 69,500 61,100
Media director 56,600 48,400 70,000 72,800 102,500 70,000 90,000‹ 80,000 76,600 70,000 94,900 56,300 71,400 66,300 85,000 100,000
Management supervisor 78,000 67,300 94,100 69,200 96,300 88,700 108,900 104,200 98,500 74,200 83,800 73,700 93,400 88,400 123,800 119,400
Lead account planner 71,900 50,000 70,900 70,000 70,000 60,000 53,300 47,100 74,900 56,600 57,900 47,500 62,200 47,200 87,100 79,100
Account executive 51,900 45,300 46,000 44,800 46,100 42,800 48,800 42,700 60,000 47,200 46,100 43,200 46,700 40,000 50,900 48,700
Notes: *In millions of gross income. ‹Salary subject to skew due to a response of less than five agencies. Data universe is the number of employees in these posts at 163 responding agencies. Source: Advertising Age survey