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Account Director, Advertising Salary

With three in five of Advertising Account Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Advertising Account Directors is $89K annually and can range from $62K on the lower end to $136K per year near the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Advertising Account Directors (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Advertising Account Directors is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$60,260 - $126,932
(Median)
$60K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,853
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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
$60,260 - $126,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,189  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $6,000  
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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$62,072 - $136,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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Job Description for Account Director, Advertising

An advertising account director serves as an intermediary between their organization's clients and the various departments involved in creating advertising products. The account director works to understand what is needed to create a successful advertising campaign for their client, conducting discussions with the client and research into the client’s competition. They help the client understand how the director's company can help them achieve success, and they may conduct some marketing, usually with the help of a marketing or sales department, to gain new accounts and exploring new markets.

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Account Director, Advertising Tasks

  • 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.

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Advertising Account Directors who take on a higher-level position such as Marketing Director may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Marketing Directors on average bring home $79K.

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Advertising Account Directors usually report a few specific skills. Account Management and Strategic Marketing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Marketing.

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Experience Affects Account Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Account Director, Advertising Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 14%

National Average
$93,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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