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What Company pays the Highest Advertising Salary in New York?

If you want to work in adver­tis­ing and earn the high­est adver­tis­ing salary of all your friends than New York is where you want to be.  New York City will bring in a por­tion of the $1.4 tril­lion eco­nom­ic out­put accord­ing to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why is New York City the best place for adver­tis­ing exec­u­tives to earn a high salary? Its loca­tion, easy access to the sub­way, restau­rants with­in walk­ing dis­tance, are draws for Gen­er­a­tion X employ­ees. How­ev­er, is there com­pe­ti­tion among the high­est pay­ing adver­tis­ing com­pa­nies in New York? Accord­ing to, there are a wide range of adver­tis­ing account exec­u­tive posi­tions in New York.

Accord­ing to Busi­ness Insid­er, the com­pa­ny offer­ing the high­est adver­tis­ing salary is Google. Employ­ees rank their sat­is­fac­tion with salaries as 4.4 out of 5. Google is locat­ed in Moun­tain View, Calif., but has New York offices.

Google glad­ly forked over $100,000,000 for a Google exec’s adver­tis­ing salary in New York

Twit­ter des­per­ate­ly need­ed to revamp it’s image, they sent an offer to a Google exec­u­tive and for­mer Dou­bleClick lieu­tenant, Neal Mohan. He was all set to go until Google offered him $100 mil­lion in stock to stay. This is how one of Google’s most suc­cess­ful adver­tis­ing exec­u­tives made the high­est salaries in the country.

Mohan began his career mak­ing $60,000 annu­al­ly with the adver­tis­ing com­pa­ny, Net­Grav­i­ty. As a senior ana­lyst, Mohan gained a great cus­tomer ser­vice demeanor.

The truth about Mohan’s adver­tis­ing salary in New York

Accord­ing to Mohan’s for­mer boss and pres­i­dent of Net­Grav­i­ty, Richard Frankel, Mohan want­ed to help cus­tomers solve their prob­lems, but he also want­ed to improve those process­es that had caused cus­tomers’ problems.

“He helped cus­tomers fig­ure out how to bet­ter use our tech­nol­o­gy,” said Richard Frankel, who was Mohan’s boss at the time.

The life of an advertiser

In 2013, the aver­age salary for an adver­tis­ing exec­u­tive or man­ag­er was $139,020 accord­ing to the Bureau of Labor Sta­tis­tics. This aver­age annu­al salary is for adver­tis­ers or man­agers whose field is in pub­lic rela­tions, adver­tis­ing or relat­ed ser­vices; it is best to have a bachelor’s degree. Some adver­tis­ers have a master’s degree. The best adver­tis­ing com­pa­nies in New York, such as Dentsu Aegis Net­work, The Rud­er Finn Group, and R/GA, have teams of art direc­tors who design ads for Mars Inc., Moun­tain Dew, Microsoft, and Ralph Lauren.

Here is a look at the best ad jobs in New York City, with salaries to match

  • Young &Rubicam Group (Y&R) – Adver­tis­ing Account Exec­u­tive – It is con­sid­ered the top adver­tis­ing agency in New York. Its U.S. rev­enue mea­sured $43.6 bil­lion accord­ing to Ad Age and accord­ing to; the medi­an salary for an adver­tis­ing account exec­u­tive is $89,874 annually.
  • DstilleryDirec­tor of Mar­ket­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions – This Com­pa­ny is one of the fastest grow­ing and one of the 400-plus, top-tier brands. Adver­tis­ing employ­ees make $104,000 annu­al­ly, says Glassdoor
  • Saks Fifth AvenueSocial Media Man­ag­er – This posi­tion requires can­di­dates to have at least four years of expe­ri­ence in web design and hold a bachelor’s degree in mul­ti­me­dia design, web design, or graph­ic design. Salaries for this adver­tis­ing posi­tion vary wide­ly, based on whether the employ­ee is hourly or salaried. A social media man­ag­er at AT&T may earn an annu­al salary of $43, 049, but a social media man­ag­er at Sam­sung earns $88,170 annually.
  • Omni­com Group Inc. Adver­tis­ing Strate­gist – Have you ever want­ed to help cus­tomers expe­ri­ence a bet­ter prod­uct. A com­pa­ny needs a stel­lar ad cam­paign to win cus­tomers. Adver­tis­ing strate­gists who pull this off make $49,969 a year for their adver­tis­ing salary.
  • Straw­ber­ry Frog Cre­ative adver­tis­ing grad­u­ates – This New York adver­tis­ing agency boasts of using move­ment mar­ket­ing. Annu­al salary for the artist who designs mul­ti­me­dia ads is $70,593 a year.
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