Media Salary Survey Part 2: Media owners

Salary survey: optimistic outlook for all media sectors in Q1   (photo: J H Lancy)
Salary survey: optimistic outlook for all media sectors in Q1 (photo: J H Lancy)

Part two of recruitment specialist Sylex's annual salary survey focuses on what employees should be earning at media owners.

The first part of this salary survey focused on media agencies, and it painted a promising picture for the year ahead for those working at agencies.

According to the media owners' segment of the salary, it would appear that marketing budgets have been on the increase and, as a result, more roles were created at these firms during 2011.

This has been helped by the Olympics starting to have a real effect on the industry, and, in particular, for outdoor owners.

Compared to 2010's salaries, the average offering for a graduate at a media owner has stayed flat at £18,500, while the number of roles for this level of experience have also remained the same.

Interestingly, those with less than three years' experience have seen their average salaries fall with only a small few receiving any sort of increase.

Most opportunities were at account manager-level, where a shortage of candidates ensured that the highest salary point increased by £5,000 to £55,000 per year.

The highest risers were at managing director-level, where salaries reached a new high of £180,000, particularly for those in the digital sector at broadcast and print owners.

These roles have also seen candidates receive strong bonus incentives, including equity and share options.

On the back of these results, Sylex believes that there is an optimistic outlook for the first quarter of 2012 in terms of revenue across all media sectors.

The full results are:

 Job title/level
Low
 High Average
 Graduate
 £18,500  £18,500  £18,500
Account executive (6-12 months experience)
 £18,000  £22,000  £19,333
Sales executive (1-3 years experience)
 £19,000  £30,000  £26,320
Account manager (3-6 years experience) 
 £26,000  £55,000  £34,397
Group head (4-6 years experience)
 £40,000  £60,000  £48,350
 Account director (6+years)
 £37,000  £75,000  £59,500
Sales director/controller (10+years)
£65,000
 £100,000  £78,700
Managing director
£100,000  £180,000  £140,000

 

 

0
SHARES
Comment

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs
Thousands of jobs across advertising, creative, marketing and media
  • Marketing Manager Up to £30,000 per annum Alexandra Palace Trading, London (Central), London (Greater)
  • Digital Operations Executive £25,000 to £28,000 Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, London (Greater)
  • Head of Marketing Up to £55,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Private Health Care sk:n Clinics, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands

Just published

Feel you're missing out?

GET THE
BRANDREPUBLIC
BULLETINS
Sign up

The Wall Blog

From our partners

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Brian Cooper

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Brian Cooper

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Catherine Kehoe

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Catherine Kehoe

A day in the life of Jozef Wallis

A day in the life of Jozef Wallis

A day in the life of Arthur Kay

A day in the life of Arthur Kay

A day in the life of Daniel Kaplansky

A day in the life of Daniel Kaplansky

Have an exciting Christmas in EC1

Have an exciting Christmas in EC1