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Media Buyer Salary
in United Kingdom

£39,612 (GBP)

Average Salary

£19/hr

Average Hourly

£1,794

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 21, 2020

The average pay for a Media Buyer is £39,612 a year and £19 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Media Buyer is between £27,805 and £49,163. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Media Buyer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Negotiates purchases of advertising media time and space for client, following media plan: Reviews media plan specifications detailing budget, type of media, and desired time schedule for advertisement placement.
  • Reviews rating services statistics on different factors, such as audience numbers in different time slots, viewing or reading patterns based on geographic differences, and demographic characteristics of audiences to deliver guaranteed audience ratings.
  • Enters specified data onto computer work sheet to develop media schedule, including list of media where ads are to appear; dates of insertion, airing, or posting; space, time, or other units to be used; and cost.
  • Reviews charges for selected media, such as television, radio, newspaper, billboard, transit, shopping center, signage, banner towing by plane, and bus shelters.
  • Reviews discount structures, special buying opportunities, and other factors influencing cost of advertising.
  • Determines most effective and efficient ways to spend client's money to achieve maximum ad exposure for lowest cost.
  • Calls media representatives and negotiates price of advertisement placement, applying knowledge of supply and demand statistics.
  • Analyzes ratings of actual versus estimated audiences.
  • Performs post performance analysis of ads to verify that ads ran as specified.
  • Calls media representative to negotiate additional time due for preemptions or audience deficiency.
  • Reviews invoices for discrepancies.
  • Contacts media representative or MEDIA PLANNER (business ser.) 164.117-022 to resolve invoice discrepancies.
  • May authorize payment to media for advertising.
  • May perform duties of MEDIA PLANNER (business ser.) in small establishments and be designated Media Planner-Buyer (business ser.).

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£45,921
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Media Buyer is £39,612 a year and £19 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Media Buyer is between £27,805 and £49,163. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Media Buyer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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