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Salary and Benefits

Media Buyer
$43K-$52K / yr. (est.)
$43K
$48,041 / year
$53K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Media Buyer

What does a Media Buyer do?

As media buyers, our job is mainly concerned with market research. We have to conduct different kinds of research that optimize business. Also, we help customers finding the perfect location or space to advertise their product and service that can increase their audience reach. To perform our job professionally, we must understand the latest marketing patterns. As media buyers, we are responsible for negotiating and acquiring advertising space. We should have top-notch skills for understanding business logic to be a good and successful media buyer.

Core tasks:

  • performing research regarding the market and examining analytics
  • creating new strategies for advertising and scheduling sessions
  • proofreading material before displaying it
  • supervising the launch of new campaigns and programs

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Media Buyer?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Media Buyer.
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Social Media ManagerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
That's interesting! I started as a Social Media intern and worked my way up to become a Media Buyer in just a year. Experience matters, but not always.
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Public Relations SpecialistMiami, FL - 8 months ago
🙄 I guess we all have different paths to this role, but I'm surprised at how many years of previous experience are typically required. Seems excessive to me.
How Long Do Media Buyer Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Media Buyers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Graphic DesignerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Real talk, how does eternal job switching reflect on media campaigns? When I design for a Media Buyer's short stint, is the outcome compromised? 🤔
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Public Relations ManagerBoston, MA - 8 months ago
🙌I appreciate the dedication of Media Buyers constantly gaining new experiences. It shows adaptability and resourcefulness in handling various client needs!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Media Buyer Employees?
Frequent job changes in Media Buyer, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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Public Relations SpecialistMiami, FL - 8 months ago
Interesting observation! While it may seem unsettling, frequent job changes could indicate flexibility and adaptability, crucial qualities in our fast-paced industry.
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Graphic DesignerNew York City, NY - 8 months ago
omg, thts so cool! more job changes = more experience with diverse clients and projects 😎

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Media Buyer's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Media Buyer typically studied at.
Michigan State University
Penn State University

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Media Buyer Employees?
Gender ratio in Media Buyer position: 0.393962526023595 Male and 0.606037473976405 Female. Age ratio in Media Buyer position: 16-20: 3%, 21-30: 88%, 31-40: 7%, 41-50: 2%, 51-60: 0%, 60+: 0%. Media Buyer position is predominantly female (60.6%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Media BuyerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
As a male media buyer, it's discouraging to see such a low representation of men in this profession. We need more diversity! 😡
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Media BuyerPhiladelphia, PA - 8 months ago
Oh no! It looks like I'm already past the demographic sweet spot. But experience should still be valued, right? 🤔

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Media Buyer?
Top employers of Media Buyer position: Aldi Inc., Carat, Horizon Media. People who work in Media Buyer position most typically go on to work for the Aldi Inc..
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Media BuyerChicago, IL - 8 months ago
I don't get the hype around Carat, they're not the best option out there!
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Media BuyerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Hey, let's not forget about independent agencies! They should be on the list too.
Aldi Inc.
Carat
Horizon Media
What Industries Does Media Buyer Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Media Buyer: Professional / Scientific / Technical, Manufacturing, Administrative & Support, Retail, Information Technology. Media Buyer employees most likely come from a Professional / Scientific / Technical industry background.
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Media BuyerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
I don't get why being a Media Buyer requires so much multitasking. It's overwhelming and exhausting. 😫
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Media BuyerSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
Being a successful Media Buyer demands exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail. 🧠

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Discussion about Media Buyer

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What is the women/men ratio in the job of Media Buyer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
60% are women in this profession.
How old are people who work as a Media Buyer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The average age is 26
Is a Media Buyer considered to be a senior profession?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
You should work for 4 years on average to become a Media Buyer.
Which industries does a Media Buyer typically work in?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Professional / Scientific / Technical is typical for a Media Buyer to work in.
Is a higher education needed as a Media Buyer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Bachelor of Arts degree could not hurt if you want to be a Media Buyer
Where are you working as a Media Buyer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
It’s common for a Media Buyer to work for Aldi Inc., Carat, Horizon Media, ICON International and ITN Networks
How long do you usually work as a Media Buyer before changing to another position?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Media Buyer typically changes positions after 4 years.
How common is it for a Media Buyer to jump from company to company?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
It’s likely to work for multiple companies while holding the same title.
What work history do people usually have before becoming a Media Buyer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Account Executive, Media Coordinator or Buyer are the typical prior positions for a Media Buyer
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a Media Buyer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Consider the following: Account Executive, Media Planner or Media Supervisor
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