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How much top advertising agencies pay employees in the US
Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis. Reuters
Insider rounded up the latest salary data from advertising companies including WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis.
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How much top advertising agencies pay employees in the US

Insider rounded up the latest salary data from advertising companies including WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis.
  • Ad agencies are trying to fill thousands of roles as the industry recovers from pandemic losses.
  • Insider analyzed the latest government data to see what agencies paid employees.
  • Salaries include up to $150,000 for a global marketing head at Omnicom to $200,000-plus for creative directors at WPP.

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.

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 government data through 4Q 2021 to see how some of the industry's biggest players pay various employees. This information only concerns international hires and base salary, though most agencies offer bonuses and some provide equity.

Salaries include up to $150,000 for a global head of marketing at Omnicom's DDB to $200,000-plus for creative directors at WPP.

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