How much does a Media Buyer make?

Updated May 14, 2021

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$51,788 /yr
Average Base Pay

668 salaries

$36K

Low

$52K

Average

$74K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Media Buyer is $51,788 in United States. Filter by location to see Media Buyer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 668 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Media Buyer employees.

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Horizon Media
4.1

Horizon Media

Media Buyer

$61,186

 /yr
Range: $47K - $76K
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$47K

$76K

$47,251 - $75,901 Range

Carat
3.5

Carat

Media Buyer

$51,799

 /yr
Range: $36K - $76K

$36K

$76K

$36,216 - $75,555 Range

Keypath Education
4.6

Keypath Education

Media Buyer

$46,082

 /yr
Range: $36K - $69K

$36K

$69K

$35,814 - $68,837 Range

ICON International
3.7

ICON International

Media Buyer

$60,628

 /yr
Range: $41K - $86K

$41K

$86K

$40,978 - $86,329 Range

Initiative
3.9

Initiative

Media Buyer

$49,720

 /yr
Range: $34K - $56K

$34K

$56K

$33,534 - $56,428 Range

Havas Media
3.5

Havas Media

Media Buyer

$60,000

 /yr
Range: $48K - $70K

$48K

$70K

$48,429 - $69,550 Range

Hill Holliday
3.7

Hill Holliday

Media Buyer

$50,979

 /yr
Range: $42K - $71K

$42K

$71K

$42,344 - $70,881 Range

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ITN Networks
2.4

ITN Networks

Media Buyer

$43,406

 /yr
Range: $37K - $64K

$37K

$64K

$37,198 - $63,934 Range

UM
3.7

UM

Media Buyer

$53,518

 /yr
Range: $36K - $72K

$36K

$72K

$36,450 - $71,622 Range

GroupM
3.8

GroupM

Media Buyer

$53,170

 /yr
Range: $39K - $100K

$39K

$100K

$38,751 - $100,374 Range

Starcom Worldwide
3.7

Starcom Worldwide

Media Buyer

$47,816

 /yr
Range: $34K - $104K

$34K

$104K

$34,272 - $104,379 Range

Omnicom Media Group
3.8

Omnicom Media Group

Media Buyer

$55,390

 /yr
Range: $33K - $428K

$33K

$428K

$32,842 - $428,243 Range

Quad
3.4

Quad

Media Buyer

$43,286

 /yr
Range: $38K - $76K

$38K

$76K

$37,578 - $76,399 Range

Goodway Group
4.5

Goodway Group

Media Buyer

$51,896

 /yr
Range: $45K - $62K

$45K

$62K

$44,713 - $62,136 Range

Centerfield
3.8

Centerfield

Media Buyer

$54,752

 /yr
Range: $53K - $83K

$53K

$83K

$52,926 - $83,179 Range

Martin Retail Group
3.6

Martin Retail Group

Media Buyer

$47,669

 /yr
Range: $41K - $65K

$41K

$65K

$40,791 - $65,459 Range

Zenith Media
3.7

Zenith Media

Media Buyer

$59,089

 /yr
Range: $41K - $75K

$41K

$75K

$41,359 - $75,296 Range

Ivie
3.3

Ivie

Media Buyer

$45,098

 /yr
Range: $35K - $67K

$35K

$67K

$34,848 - $67,152 Range

ID Media Worldwide
2.6

ID Media Worldwide

Media Buyer

$45,633

 /yr
Range: $37K - $52K

$37K

$52K

$36,995 - $52,271 Range

Division-D
3.9

Division-D

Media Buyer

$31,659

 /yr
Range: $29K - $41K

$29K

$41K

$29,403 - $41,076 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Media Buyer salaries

The average salary for a Media Buyer is $51,788 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 668 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Media Buyer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Media Buyer in United States is $73,739 per year.

The lowest salary for a Media Buyer in United States is $36,371 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent media buyer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$60,000
per year
A Digital Media Buyer in the Lansing, MI Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Lansing, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Media Buyer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$12
hourly
A Media Buyer in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$95,000
per year
A Media Buyer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Media Buyer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$40,000
per year
A Media Buyer in the Greenville, SC Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Greenville, SC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$78,107
per year
A Media Buyer in the Bridgeport, CT Area area reported making $78,107 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Bridgeport, CT Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private