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Account Director, Advertising Salary

The majority of Advertising Account Directors in the United States — about three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $63K to $137K per year, and the median is $89K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Advertising Account Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$60,990 - $128,179
(Median)
$61K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,335
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,990 - $128,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,517  
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $8,000  
Commission
$-0.50 - $39,732  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$63,055 - $136,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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Job Description for Account Director, Advertising

  • Approve project timeline and deliverables.
  • Develop sales in the designated target market by identifying new sales opportunities.
  • Contact prospective customers by cold calling, premise visits, networking and customer appointments.
  • Develop and manage customer relationships in order to retain existing revenue and attain additional business.
  • Develop department budget.

Common Career Paths for Account Director, Advertising


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Many Advertising Account Directors move into Marketing Director roles. Marketing Directors seem to make a little less than Advertising Account Directors as their salaries average out to $79K a year.

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Advertising Account Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Account Management and Strategic Marketing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Strategic Marketing.

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Experience Affects Account Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Account Director, Advertising Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 13%

National Average
$94,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%