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How much top advertising agencies pay employees in the US

Salaries ranged from around $50,000 for HR and accounts roles up to more than $400,000 for some leadership roles. ...
FILE PHOTO: Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo
Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis.

  • Ad agencies are hiring for thousands of open jobs as the industry recovers from pandemic losses.
  • Insider analyzed 3Q government data to see what agencies paid employees.
  • Salaries ranged from around $50,000 for HR and accounts roles up to more than $400,000 for some leadership roles.
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Ad agencies across the US are currently scrambling to fill hundreds of open positions after cutting thousands of jobs during the pandemic.

But ad agencies and holding companies largely don't share salary information, and employees often don't know what their colleagues make. Insider analyzed base salaries at some of the industry's biggest names, including holding companies and independent agencies.

All employers have to file paperwork with the US Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification when hiring internationally. The agency releases that information — including updated salaries — each quarter.

Insider analyzed 3Q government data to see how some of the industry's biggest players pay employees at different levels. Salaries vary widely between firms. For example, an associate creative director can make up to $130,000 at Dentsu, $160,000 at Grey Group, and $210,000 at FCB.

This information only concerns international hires and base salary, though most agencies offer bonuses, and some also provide equity.

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