Executive Director, Account Management Salary

Compensation for Executive Directors of Account Management in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($103K). Cash earnings for Executive Directors of Account Management — including $41K in bonuses and $59K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $66K to $187K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Executive Directors of Account Management are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field.

$61,785 - $170,906
MEDIAN: $103,033

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$61,785 - $170,906  
$4,657 - $40,547  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $58,900  
$0.00 - $59,180  
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).
$65,758 - $187,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Job Description for Executive Director, Account Management

An executive director of account management is responsible for maintaining client satisfaction and ensuring clients will renew their subscription to a service and/or become repeat buyers of a product. This is generally a higher-level position within an organization that involves overseeing a staff of junior account managers who are responsible for regularly communicating with clients. A typical day for an executive director of account management includes interactions with team members, calling existing clients to gauge their satisfaction with the product or service, and reporting their team's progress and issues to other managers as needed.


Executive Director, Account Management Tasks

  • Represent the needs and interests of clients within the company.
  • Communicate with clients to determine what products and services best suit their needs.
  • Develop and implement strategies for attracting new clients and retaining current clients.
  • Oversee interactions with clients, develop relationships with clients, and ensure satisfaction with products and services.
  • Supervise and direct account management staff.

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Survey takers who work as Executive Directors of Account Management usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and Account Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Account Management, People Management, and Customer Relationship Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director, Account Management

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $82K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $106K. For Executive Directors of Account Management, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $137K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $122K.

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Experience Affects Executive Director, Account Management Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Account Management Salaries

National Average

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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People Management
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Account Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


47 %
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%