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Advertising account executive Average UK Salary & Prospects

Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.

  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations to new and existing customers to sell new advertising programs and to protect and increase existing advertising.  
  • Maintain assigned account bases while developing new accounts.  
  • Provide clients with estimates of the costs of advertising products or services.  
  • Locate and contact potential clients to
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Advertising account executives typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Advertising account executive you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
33,644 GBP *
per year
18,000 GBP
60,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Advertising account executive

Men make 24% more than Women
37% of Advertising account executives are men
Big gender gap
  • 38,483 GBP
  • 29,439 GBP
Average salary for part-time Advertising account executive
Average salary for full-time Advertising account executive

  • 17,731 GBP
  • 19,186 GBP
  • 33,644 GBP
  • 29,439 GBP
  • 38,483 GBP
Pay over time for Advertising account executive

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 32,281 GBP
  • 31,006 GBP
  • 30,016 GBP
  • 34,411 GBP
  • 36,452 GBP
  • 33,626 GBP
  • 33,644 GBP
  • 33,468 GBP

Future outlook for Advertising account executives

Balanced outlook
153 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)
Balanced outlook
43% chance of automation in the future

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Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Advertising account executive and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 52% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 30% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 13% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

There is no set entry route to become an advertising account executive but it may be useful to do a relevant subject like a Foundation Certificate in Marketing.

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Things to highlight for your Advertising account executive interview

Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Achievement/Effort Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

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