A person working as a Media Planner in Pakistan typically earns around 64,000 PKR per month. Salaries range from 33,900 PKR (lowest) to 97,300 PKR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Media Planner salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Media Planner salaries in Pakistan range from 33,900 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 97,300 PKR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 60,200 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Media Planner(s) are earning less than 60,200 PKR while the other half are earning more than 60,200 PKR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Media Planner(s) are earning less than 42,400 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 42,400 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Media Planner(s) are earning less than 74,000 PKR while 25% are earning more than 74,000 PKR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Media Planner salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Media Planner with less than two years of experience makes approximately 39,000 PKR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 47,900 PKR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 67,800 PKR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Media Planner(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 79,200 PKR per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 87,200 PKR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 92,200 PKR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Media Planner salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Media Planner is 47,200 PKR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 53,600 PKR per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 70,100 PKR per month, 31% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 92,200 PKR per month, 32% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+13%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Pakistan costs anywhere from 409,000 Pakistan Rupee(s) to 1,230,000 Pakistan Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Media Planner employees in Pakistan earn 15% less than their female counterparts on average.
Media Planner(s) in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Pakistan for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Media Planner is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
52% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Media Planner is 17% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advertising Account Executive||87,600 PKR||+37%|
|Advertising Account Manager||93,500 PKR||+46%|
|Advertising Account Planner||47,700 PKR||-25%|
|Advertising Coordinator||62,500 PKR||-2%|
|Advertising Manager||134,000 PKR||+110%|
|Advertising Operations Manager||131,000 PKR||+100%|
|Advertising Strategic Planner||88,800 PKR||+39%|
|Advertising Team Leader||72,700 PKR||+14%|
|Art Director||82,200 PKR||+28%|
|Assistant Art Director||62,500 PKR||-2%|
|Audiosual Technician||46,500 PKR||-27%|
|Broadcast Administrator||80,500 PKR||+26%|
|Catering Sales||50,300 PKR||-21%|
|Catering Trainer||62,300 PKR||-3%|
|Commercial and Industrial Designer||49,400 PKR||-23%|
|Conference Organiser||59,300 PKR||-7%|
|Content and Media Production Lead||87,000 PKR||+36%|
|Creative Designer||62,000 PKR||-3%|
|Creative Director||78,100 PKR||+22%|
|Desktop Publisher||39,700 PKR||-38%|
|Director of Graphic Design||71,800 PKR||+12%|
|Events and Promotions Manager||131,000 PKR||+100%|
|Exhibit Display Coordinator||59,900 PKR||-6%|
|Exhibit Display Manager||85,000 PKR||+33%|
|Graphic Artist||50,100 PKR||-22%|
|Graphic Designer||50,700 PKR||-21%|
|Graphics Design Supervisor||67,500 PKR||+5%|
|Imagery Analyst||45,800 PKR||-28%|
|Imaging Technologist||48,800 PKR||-24%|
|Interaction Designer||40,700 PKR||-36%|
|Media Planner||64,000 PKR||-0%|
|Media Production Coordinator||61,600 PKR||-4%|
|Media Production Manager||107,000 PKR||+67%|
|Media Project Manager||110,000 PKR||+72%|
|Media Relations Representative||90,900 PKR||+42%|
|Media Sales Executive||102,000 PKR||+59%|
|Multimedia Specialist||48,800 PKR||-24%|
|PPC Campaign Manager||84,700 PKR||+32%|
|Print Production Manager||87,400 PKR||+37%|
|Product and Brand Manager||121,000 PKR||+89%|
|Sales Promotion Manager||119,000 PKR||+86%|
|Sketch Artist||54,500 PKR||-15%|
|Social Media Executive||106,000 PKR||+66%|
|Technical Typist||36,500 PKR||-43%|
|User Experience UX Designer||57,100 PKR||-11%|
|UX Designer||47,500 PKR||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Pakistan earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.